Introit, the text drawn from Psalm 118:46-47. With various psalm verses, it is assigned to several feasts of saints.
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118:46 Loquebar de testimoniis tuis in conspectu regum, et non confundebar:
118:47 et meditabar in mandatis tuis, quae dilexi nimis.
Ps. 91:2 Bonum est confiteri Domino,
et psallere nomini tuo, Altissime. Gloria Patri…
Psalm Beati immaculati in via qui ambulant in lege Domini.
Ps. 116 (117): Laudate Dominum omnes gentes, laudate eum omnes populi:
quoniam confirmata est super nos misericordia ejus et veritas Domini manet in aeternum.
119:46 I spoke of Thy testimonies before kings, and I was not ashamed;
119:47 I meditated also on Thy commandments, which I loved exceedingly.
Verse for the beheading of St John the Baptist, (29 August):
92:1 It is a good thing to give thanks unto the Lord :
and to sing praises unto thy Name, O most High. Glory be &c…
Verse for Common of Virgins and Martyrs:
Verse for Francis Xavier (3 December)
1 O praise the Lord, all ye heathen: praise him, all ye nations.
2 For his merciful kindness is ever more and more towards us: and the truth of the Lord endureth for ever. Praise the Lord.