Our Morning Offering – 24 August – Feast of St Bartholomew, Apostle of Christ
Great Saint of God, Bartholomew
Breviary Hymn for the
Feast of St Bartholomew
Great Saint of God, Bartholomew,
Apostle now enthroned above,
Our lowly supplications hear,
Accept our hymn of praise and love.
With tender eyes Christ welcomed you.
Among His Twelve you would have part.
You wondered as He greatly praised
Your deep sincerity of heart.
He whom the prophets had foretold,
Foreshadowed too in many ways,
The great Messiah, come at last,
Smiled back to greet your joyous gaze.
Heart spoke to heart and from that day,
Your faith and love in strength would gain,
For you would follow Him in death
And then for ever with Him reign.
Apostle and close friend of Christ
Who rules beyond the chain of time,
You share in joy your Master’s life,
And help us from that fount sublime.
To Him be glory and all praise
Who by your help and loving prayer,
Will grant that we in heaven’s home
Your everlasting joy may share.