Martyr of God, whose strength was steeledTranslator: Percy Dearmer
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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
Martyr Dei qui unicum , p. 716, ii. Additional translations are:—
1. Thou Martyr of unconquered might, in the Office Hymn Book, 1889, No. 796, and 1905, No. 271.
2. Martyr of God, whose strength was steeled, by P. Dearmer, in The English Hymnal , 1906. [Rev. James Mearns, M.A.]
--John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology, New Supplement (1907)
|Instances (1 - 3 of 3)||Title||First Line||Tune||Tune Key||Author||Meter||Scripture||Date||Subject||Source|
|Small Church Music #5125||Leighton||Martyr of God, whose strength was steeled||LEIGHTON||188.8.131.52|
|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|