4299. Martyr of God, Whose Strength Was Steeled

1. Martyr of God, whose strength was steeled
To follow close God’s only Son,
Well didst thou brave thy battlefield,
And well thy heavenly bliss was won!

2. Now join thy prayers with ours, who pray
That God may pardon us and bless;
For prayer keeps evil’s plague away,
And draws from life its weariness.

3. Long, long ago, were loosed the chains
That held thy body once in thrall;
For us how many a bond remains!
O Love of God release us all.

4. All praise to God the Father be,
All praise to Thee, eternal Son;
All praise, O Holy Ghost, to Thee
While never ending ages run.

Text Information
First Line: Martyr of God, whose strength was steeled
Title: Martyr of God, Whose Strength Was Steeled
Latin Title: Martyr Dei qui unicum
Translator (from Latin): Percy Dearmer
Author: Anonymous (10th Century)
Meter: LM
Language: English
Source: The English Hymnal (London: Oxford University Press, 1906), number 180
Copyright: Public Domain
Tune Information
Composer (melody): Henry Lawes, 1596-1662
Meter: LM
Incipit: 17613 46556 71763
Key: A Major
Copyright: Public Domain

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