437. Sing, My Tongue, the Song of Triumph

1 Sing, my tongue, the song of triumph,
Tell the story far and wide;
Tell of dread and final battle,
Sing of Savior crucified;
How upon the cross a victim
Vanquishing in death he died.

2 He endured the nails, the spitting,
Vinegar and spear and reed;
From that holy body broken
Blood and water forth proceed:
Earth and stars and sky and ocean
By that flood from stain are freed.

3 Faithful Cross, above all other,
One and only noble tree,
None in foliage, none in blossom,
None in fruit your peer may be;
Sweet and wood and sweet the iron
And your load, most sweet is he.

4 Bend your boughs, O Tree of glory!
All your rigid branches, bend!
For a while the ancient temper
That your birth bestowed, spend;
And the King of earth and heaven
Gently on your bosom tend.

Text Information
First Line: Sing, my tongue, the song of triumph
Title: Sing, My Tongue, the Song of Triumph
Author: Venantius Fortunatus, c. 530-609
Publication Date: 1986
Meter: 8 7 8 7 8 7
Scripture: John 19:16-37; 1 Corinthians 1:18
Topic: Good Friday; Holy Thursday (Evening Mass of th Lord's Supper); Triumph of the Cross (September 14) (3 more...)
Source: Tr.: The Three Days, 1981
Language: English
Tune Information
Name: PICARDY
Harmonizer: Richard Proulx, b. 1937
Meter: 8 7 8 7 8 7
Key: d minor
Source: French Carol
Copyright: Harm. © 1986, GIA Publications, Inc.



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