Breviary Hymns and Missal Sequences, Saint Peter’s Chains

By Christ’s command, in wondrous ways set free,
Peter shakes off at once his iron bands:
He feeds the sheep of Christ, and rules the flock,
And leads them to sweet founts and pasture lands,
And, gainst the wolves, in their defence he

To God the Father glory without end,
And let us sing Thy noble eulogy,
Eternal Son, and glory too and praise
Be paid, O Heavenly Spirit, unto Thee,
And be for ever praised the Trinity. Amen.

– translated by Archbishop Edward Gilpin Bagshawe, C.O., Bishop of Nottingham, England