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Glorious Saint whose deeds immortal
We extol and magnify,
Radiant star, whose rising splendor
Set ablaze the orient sky;
Oh, how bright today thy shining
'Midst the saints of God on high!
Beautiful those feet that caried
News of God's redemptive plan,
Crossing lands and furthest oceans,
Bringing peace to fallen man,
Herald who with torch uplifted
Realms of darkness overran.
Great thy labors in the vineyard,
Great the harvest gathered in,
Greater still thy soul's ambition
Further continents to win;
But God willed thy greatest conquests
Should henceforth in heav'n begin.
Father, my we share thy triumphs,
Join thee henceforth in the fight,
May our lives be flaming torches,
Pure and holy, burning bright,
Driving hence the pow'rs of darkness,
Leading to eternal light.
First upload: September 16, 2005