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Holy Days: St. Matthias

275. Praise to the heavenly Wisdom D.


Frederic Weber, 1856

John Ellerton, 1888

Praise to the heavenly Wisdom

Who knows the hearts of all,

The saintly life's beginnings,

The traitor's secret fall;

Our own ascended Master,

Who heard his Church's cry,

Made known his guiding presence,

And ruled her from on high.

Elect in his foreknowledge,

To fill the lost one's place;

He formed his chosen vessel

By hidden gifts of grace;

Then, by the lot's disposing

He lifted up the poor,

And set him with the Princes

On high for evermore.

Still guide thy Church, chief Shepherd,

Her losses still renew;

Be thy dread keys entrusted

To faithful hands and true;

Apostles of thy choosing

May all her rulers be

That each with joy may render

His last account to thee!


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