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Listen to the Morongo School Song: 'Sint Lucernae ardentes!'. (Piano only).

Listen to Morongo Vespers: 'Now on Land and Sea Descending'. (Piano only).

Listen to Morongo Hymn: 'To Thee O God'. (Piano only).

(Let your Lamps be burning)

'Sint Lucernae ardentes!'
That's the aim of our School!
To keep ever ready and burning
The famous lantern of learning
Make we our rule!
Filled with the sweet oil of wisdom
Pure as the light of a star,
Bravely our beacon is beaming,
Sending it's radiance streaming,
Beckoning afar.

'Sint lucernae ardentes!'
God grant our light so shine
That henceforth the flame of our teaching
Far through the centuries reaching
Stand for a sign.
Borne over far distant lands
Wheresoe'er learners may roam
Bidding the watchful know proudly,
Telling it gladly and loudly,
This was their home.

'Sint lucernae ardentes!'
That's the aim of our School!
To kindle of hope and endeavour
Fires that will blaze and will never
Flicker nor cool!
So we in learning and playing
Known and acclaimed may be,
Worthy our founders' ambition
Nursed in Good British tradition

Sheet Music

Morongo School Song.
Morongo School Hymn Sheet Music page 1 (Original)
Morongo School Hymn Sheet Music page 2 (Original)

Morongo School Song Sheet Music page 1 (Lower Key)
Morongo School Song Sheet Music page 2
Morongo School Song Sheet Music page 3

Morongo School Assembly Dismissal.
Morongo School Term Beginning and Term Dismissal Sheet Music

Morongo School Vesper.
Morongo School Song Vesper Sheet Music

Sources: Cowperthwaite, Doreen 'Morongo: (The First Fifty Years') a history of the Presbyterian Girls' College, Geelong, Victoria, Australia, 1920-1970'. Lothian Publishing Company for the Council of the College, Melbourne, 1969 p13.
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