1. How blest the matron, who, endued
With holy zeal and fortitude,
Has won through grace a saintly fame,
And owns a dear and honored name.
2. Such holy love inflamed her breast
She would not seek on earth her rest,
But, strong in faith and patience, trod
The narrow way that leads to God.
3. She learned, through fasting, to control
The flesh that weigheth down the soul,
And then, by prayer’s sweet food sustained,
To seek the joys she now has gained.
4. O Christ, from whom all virtue springs,
Who only doest wondrous things,
To Thee, the King of saints, we pray,
Accept and bless Thy flock today.
5. All praise to God the Father be,
All praise, eternal Son, to Thee,
Whom with the Spirit we adore
For ever and for evermore.
Source: The Cyber Hymnal #2199
|Instances (1 - 4 of 4)||Title||First Line||Tune||Tune Key||Author||Meter||Scripture||Date||Subject||Source|
|Hymns Ancient and Modern (Standard ed.) #457||How blest the matron (virgin), who endued||How blest the matron (virgin), who endued||LM||1924|
|Hymns Ancient and Modern: for use in the services of the church, with accompanying tunes #269||How blest the matron (virgin), who endued||How blest the matron (virgin), who endued||LM||1874|
|The Book of Common Praise: being the hymn book of The Church of England in Canada (revised 1938) #O35||How blest the virgin who endued||How blest the virgin who endued||[How blest the Virgin who endued]||Silvio Antoniano, b. 1540||1939||Ancient Office Hymn | Holy Women||Translated 1861 by Editors of Hymns A.& M.|
|The Cyber Hymnal #2199||How Blest the Matron, Who, Endued||How blest the matron, who, endued||ST. PATRICK (Hogan)||Silvio Antoniano||LM||<cite>Roman Breviary</cite> (Venice, Italy: 1603); Translated by the compilers of <cite>Hymns Ancient and Modern</cite>|