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O holy martyr spotless dove

O holy martyr spotless dove

Tune: FABER (Herbert)
Published in 12 hymnals

Representative Text

1 O holy martyr, spotless dove,
With joy we celebrate thy day;
Thou dwellest now in bliss above,
Where tyrants o'er thee have no sway.
Sweet Agnes, pure, angelic child,
Sweet Agnes, pray, Oh, pray for us!

2 Thy cruel suff'rings all are past,
A crown of glory decks thy brow;
Celestial light is round thee cast,
And God is thine forever now.
Sweet Agnes, pure, angelic child,
Sweet Agnes, pray, Oh, pray for us!

3 Oh, pray that we may ever seek
To be as free as thou from stain;
As constant, fervent, pure and meek,
Regardless of earth's fleeting pain.

4 And, holy saint, be this our prayer,
That prizing not the world's renown,
Through trials it may be our care,
To strive but for a heavenly crown.

Source: Laudis Corona: the new Sunday school hymn book, containing a collection of Catholic hymns, arranged for the principal seasons and festivals of the year #202

Text Information

First Line: O holy martyr spotless dove
Language: English
Refrain First Line: Saint Agnes let thy pleading voice
Copyright: Public Domain



Instances (1 - 12 of 12)

Cross and Crown for Catholic Sunday Schools, Concerts, Sodalities, etc. #d38

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Laudis Corona #202

Manual of Hymns for Congregational Singing, Prayers and Pious Practices #d71

Rohr's Favorite Catholic Melodies #d42

The Ave Maria Hymnal. 2nd rev. ed. #d114

The Catholic Youth's Hymn Book by the Christian Brothers. Rev. #d104

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The Catholic Youth's Hymn Book #106

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The De La Salle Hymnal #122

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The Sodalist's Hymnal #294

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