A hymn for the 27th week in Ordinary Time.
The hymn text was set to an 18th-century tune called “CRUSADERS’ HYMN.” Despite its name, there is no evidence that this melody dates back to the 12th-century crusades. It got this nickname after Franz Liszt used the tune for a crusaders’ march in his oratorio The Legend of St. Elizabeth (1862). For this reason, it is also sometimes called “ST. ELIZABETH.”