4495. Not by the Martyr's Death Alone

1. Not by the martyr’s death alone
The saint his crown in Heav’n has won;
There is a triumph robe on high
For bloodless fields of victory.

2. What though he was not called to feel
The cross, or flame, or torturing wheel,
Yet daily to the world he died;
His flesh, through grace, he crucified.

3. What though nor chains, nor scourges sore,
Nor cruel beasts his members tore,
Enough if perfect love arise
For Christ a grateful sacrifice.

4. Lord, grant us so to Thee to turn
That we through life to die may learn,
And thus, when life’s brief day is o’er,
May live with Thee forevermore.

5. O Fount of sanctity and love,
O perfect Rest of saints above,
All praise, all glory be to Thee
Both now and through eternity.

Text Information
First Line: Not by the martyr's death alone
Title: Not by the Martyr's Death Alone
Latin Title: Non parta solo sanguine
Author: Jean B. de Santeül (1686)
Translator (from Latin): Isaac Williams & others
Meter: LM
Language: English
Source: translation in the British Magazine, 1833, and Hymns Translated from the Parisian Breviary, 1833) & the com­pil­ers of Hymns An­cient and Mo­dern; Cluniac Breviary, 1686
Copyright: Public Domain
Notes: Alternate tune: HILDERSTONE, Phillip Hart, 1713
Tune Information
Name: WELLS (Monk)
Composer: William Henry Monk (1875)
Meter: LM
Incipit: 51565 44351 17566
Key: D Major
Source: Hymns Ancient and Modern, 1875
Copyright: Public Domain

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