Hymn to St. Benedict
By: Benildus M. Maramba, OSB
I. O blessed by God, Saint Benedict,
Let sadness not our hearts afflict.
As we our praise and tribute bring
Thy saintly life and glories sing.
Refrain: St. Benedictine to Thee we turn.
The secrets of God’s grace to learn
Oh, guide us by Thy wise decrees
that God alone we seek to please.
II. God taught Thee to reject the wiles
of sinful words which men beguile
Then like a star that glitters bright
God made of Thee a holy light.
III. In wondrous ray of God’s own light
The world appeared before thy sight
Then Thou the emptiness did see
of earthly things that what e’er they be.
IV. Praise honor glory be to Thee.
Most blessed, holy Trinity
Thy love unbounded did impart
to Benedict’s enraptured heart.