Blessed Feast of Blessed Martyrs

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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.

Source: Singing Our Faith: a hymnal for young Catholics #275

Translator: J. M. Neale

Neale, John Mason, D.D., was born in Conduit Street, London, on Jan. 24, 1818. He inherited intellectual power on both sides: his father, the Rev. Cornelius Neale, having been Senior Wrangler, Second Chancellor's Medallist, and Fellow of St. John's College, Cambridge, and his mother being the daughter of John Mason Good, a man of considerable learning. Both father and mother are said to have been "very pronounced Evangelicals." The father died in 1823, and the boy's early training was entirely under the direction of his mother, his deep attachment for whom is shown by the fact that, not long before his death, he wrote of her as "a mother to whom I owe more than I can express." He was educated at Sherborne Grammar School, and was afterwards… Go to person page >

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IN BABILONE

IN BABILONE is a traditional Dutch melody that appeared in Oude en Nieuwe Hollantse Boerenlities en Contradansen (Old and New Dutch Peasant Songs and Country Dances), c. 1710. Ralph Vaughan Williams (PHH 316) discovered this tune as arranged by Julius Rontgen (b. Leipzig, Germany, 1855; d. Utrecht,…

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HOLY MANNA


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Catholic Book of Worship III #506

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Common Praise (1998) #284

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Hymnal 1982: according to the use of the Episcopal Church #238

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Hymnal 1982: according to the use of the Episcopal Church #239

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Hymnal Supplement 1991 #755

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Singing Our Faith: a hymnal for young Catholics #275

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The Cyber Hymnal #540

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Worship (3rd ed.) #718

Worship (4th ed.) #906

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