1 Martyr of God, whose strength was steeled
To follow close God’s only Son,
Well didst thou brave thy battlefield,
And well thy heavenly bliss was won!
2 Now join thy prayers with ours, who pray
That God may pardon us and bless;
For prayer keeps evil’s plague away,
And draws from life its weariness.
3 Long, long ago, were loosed the chains
That held thy body once in thrall;
For us how many a bond remains!
O Love of God release us all.
4 All praise to God the Father be,
All praise to thee, eternal Son;
All praise, O Holy Ghost, to thee
While never-ending ages run. Amen.
Source: The New English Hymnal #217
|Instances (1 - 2 of 2)||Title||First Line||Tune||Tune Key||Author||Meter||Scripture||Date||Subject||Source|
|The Cyber Hymnal #4299||Martyr of God, Whose Strength Was Steeled||Martyr of God, whose strength was steeled||WHITEHALL||Percy Dearmer; Anonymous||LM||<cite>The English Hymnal</cite> (London: Oxford University Press, 1906), number 180|
|The New English Hymnal #217||Martyr of God, whose strength was steeled||Martyr of God, whose strength was steeled||MARTYR DEI||Percy Dearmer, 1867-1936||1986||The Christian Year | Festivals and Other Holidays: General; Martyrs | ; Office Hymn |||Latin, c. 10th century|