The University Prayer, Hymn, and Seal


University Prayer

Lord, in our weakness and vulnerability, bless us with your grace to soar beyond limits.

Enlighten our vision and guide our mission that we may clearly see and fully realize our quest.

Keep our passion for the truth burning and our compassion for humanity bright that we may live truly and lovingly.

Keep us in harmony with the universe that we may be joyfully one with your creation.

Yet above and before all, Lord, grant us the grace to love you with all our mind and soul and with all our heart and strength that we may praise, bless, and preach according to your will.

Make us, Legazpi Thomasians, whole as a person, and as a community in your wondrous name, this we ask and pray with a happy and grateful memory. Amen.

University Hymn

Lyrics by:

D. Nasayao

Fr. Virgilio Ojoy, O.P

Fr. H. Pama, O.P

Music by: Bro. Conrado Botor, O.P

Rearranged by: Prof. Herminigildo G. Ranera

Sung by: UST-Manila Chorale

We sing a song as we behold

Your timeless beauty and truth unfold

We thank the Lord who to us bestowed

This melody sung in harmony

To you we offer the seeds we sow

With your spirit we’ll always go

Into the future we’ll walk with you

And follow your path to be faithful and true.

Chorus:

Aquinas, Aquinas, let a ray of your brightness

Free us from the darkness

Aquinas, Aquinas, let your glowing ember

Teach our hearts to serve forever.

We entrust to you our land revered

We’ll share with you our dreams fulfilled

We thank the Lord through all our days

To Alma Mater we sing this praise.

(Repeat Chorus 2x)

About the Seal

The current seal of University of Santo Tomas-Legazpi is in the shape of a circle that symbolizes the transforming and perfecting way of Dominican learning under the patronage of St. Thomas Aquinas. Inside the circle is the shield of faith that represents the protection against evil and falsities.

The shield’s chief escutcheon depicting Mayon Volcano represents the seat of activities of University of Santo Tomas-Legazpi since its establishment in 1948, i.e., the City of Legazpi, Albay province and the surrounding areas. The blue background honors the Marian color, which depicts the University’s devotion to the Blessed Virgin Mary.

The blazing sun in dexter escutcheon stands for St. Thomas Aquinas, who is the patron of knowledge which illuminates the darkness of error represented by the black field.

The three fleur-de-lis (flowers of the lily) in the escutcheon stand for the virtues of Faith, Hope, and Charity, bases of the pure Christian life impressed by the University upon its students represented by the white field.



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