Sacrata nobis

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Sacrata nobis gaudia



Sacrata nobis gaudia

dies reduxit annua,

laudantur in qua debito

cultu duces ovilium.

En pro gregis custodia

nullos labores neglegunt,

tuantur illum, sanius

impertientes pabulum.

Arcent lupos e finibus,

procul latrones exigunt,

replent oves pinguitudine,

ovile numquam deserunt.

Tot nunc potiti gaudiis,

gregum duces sanctissimi,

nobis rogate gratiam

apud tribunal iudicis.

Aeterne, Christe, pontifex,

tibi sit aequa gloria

cum Patre et almo Spiritu

in sempiterna saecula. Amen.


Joys sacred to us do return

yearly this hallowed day in which

these leaders of the flock are praised

with honour and due reverence.

See in their keeping of the flock,

not one effort do they neglect,

guarding the sheep, providing

nourishing, healthy sustenance.

They keep the wolves out of the fold,

the robbers they drive far away,

they fill the sheep abundantly,

the flock they ne'er abandon.

Having achieved so many joys,

most holy leaders of the flock,

solicit grace for us before

the judgement seat of God most-high.

Eternal high priest Jesus Christ,

to thee be equal glory with

the Father and the Spirit sweet,

in time and in eternity. Amen.