Zum Weihefest der Basiliken St. Peter und St. Paul zu Rom… 🙂
How awesome is this place! This is none other than the house of God; this is the gate of heaven; and it shall be called the court of God.*
Nicht mal eine Kirche aus Rom, aber trotzdem beeindruckend… Dom in Trier.
From highest heaven, the Father’s Son,
Descending like that mystic stone
Cut from a mountain without hands,
Came down below, and filled all lands;
Uniting, midway in the sky,
His house on earth, and house on high.
That house on high, it ever rings
With praises of the King of kings;
Forever there, on harps divine,
They hymn th‘ eternal One and Trine;
We, here below, the strain prolong,
And faintly echo Sion’s song.
O Lord of lords invisible!
With thy pure light this temple fill:
Hither, oft as invoked, descend;
Here to thy people’s prayer attend;
Here, through all hearts, forevermore,
thy Spirit’s quick’ning graces pour.
Here may the faithful, day by day,
Their hearts‘ adoring homage pay;
And here receive from thy dear love
The blessings of that home above;
Till loosened from this mortal chain,
Its everlasting joys they gain.
To God the Father, glory due
Be paid by all the heavenly host;
And to his only Son most true;
With thee, O mighty Holy Ghost!
To whom, praise, power, and blessing be,
Through th‘ ages of eternity,
*Aus dem Introitus der heutigen Messe
**Hymnus zur Laudes (vom Tag), Rubriken von 1960