|Text:||Sweet Flowerets of the Martyr Band|
|Author:||Aurelius C. Prudentius, d. 413|
|Translator:||Henry W. Baker|
|Tune:||DAS WALT' GOTT VATER|
1 Sweet flow'rets of the martyr band,
Plucked by the tyrant's ruthless hand
Upon the threshold of the morn,
Like rosebuds by a tempest torn;
2 First victim for th'incarnate Lord,
A tender flock to feel the sword;
Beside the very altar, gay,
With palm and crown, ye seemed to play.
3 Ah, what availed King Herod's wrath?
He could not stop the Savior's path.
Alone, while others murdered lay,
In safety Christ is borne away.
4 O Lord, the Virgin-born, to Thee
Eternal praise and glory be,
Whom with the Father we adore
And Holy Ghost forevermore.
|First Line:||Sweet flow'rets of the martyr band|
|Title:||Sweet Flowerets of the Martyr Band|
|Latin Title:||Salvete, flores martyrum|
|Translator:||Henry W. Baker (1875, alt.)|
|Author:||Aurelius C. Prudentius, d. 413 (cento)|
|Topic:||The Church Year: Holy Innocents|
|Name:||DAS WALT' GOTT VATER|
|Composer:||Daniel Vetter (1713)|