Breviary Hymns and Missal Sequences, Saints Peter and Paul, Lauds

Saint Peter, Blessed Shepherd, mercifully hear
Thy suppliants prayers, and by thy word unloose the chain
Of all our sins; to thee the power divine was given
To open Heaven for earth, or shut its gates again.

Saint Paul, Illustrious Teacher, do thou mould our lives,
And our poor souls with thine draw up to Heaven above,
Until our faith, now veiled, beholds the noon day sun,
And, like the glorious Sun, alone reigns Heavenly Love.

May everlasting glory, honour, power, be,
And jubilation, to the Holy Trinity
In Unity, which governs all the universe,
Through all the endless ages of Eternity.

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