275. Blessed Feasts of Blessed Martyrs

1 Blessed feasts of blessed martyrs,
Holy women, holy men,
With our love and admiration,
Greet we your return again.
Worthy deeds are theirs, and wonders,
Worthy of the name they bore;
We, with joyful praise and singing,
Honor them for evermore.

2 Faith prevailing, hope unfailing,
Loving Christ with single heart,
Thus they, glorious and victorious
Bravely bore the martyr's part
By contempt of every anguish,
By unyielding battle done;
Victors at the last, they triumph
With the host of angels one.

3 Therefore, all that reign in glory,
Strong and sure with Christ on high,
Join to ours your supplication
When before him we draw nigh,
Praying that, this life completed,
All its fleeting moments past,
By his grace we may be worthy
Of eternal bliss at last.

Text Information
First Line: Blessed feasts of blessed martyrs
Title: Blessed Feasts of Blessed Martyrs
Latin Title: O beata beatorum
Translator: John M. Neale, 1818-1866
Publication Date: 2001
Meter: 8 7 8 7 D
Topic: Saints and Angels
Source: Latin, 12th C.
Language: English
Tune Information
Name: HYMN TO JOY
Composer: Ludwig van Beethoven, 1770-1827
Arranger: Edward Hodges, 1796-1867
Meter: 8 7 8 7 D
Key: f♯ minor



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