Sing, my tongue, how glorious battle

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1 Sing, my tongue, how glorious battle
Glorious victory became;
And above the cross, his trophy,
Tell the triumph and the fame:
Tell how he, the earth's Redeemer,
By his death for man o'ercame.

2 Thirty years fulfilled among us-
Perfect life in low estate-
Born for this, and self-surrendered,
To his passion dedicate,
On the cross the Lamb is lifted,
For his people immolate.

3 Unto God be laud and honor:
To the Father, to the Son,
To the mighty Spirit, glory-
Ever Three and ever One:
Pow'r and glory in the highest
While eternal ages run.


Translator: William Mair

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Translator: Arthur Wellesley Wotherspoon

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Author: Venantius Honorius Clementianus Fortunatus

Venantius Honorius Clematianus Fortunatus (b. Cenada, near Treviso, Italy, c. 530; d. Poitiers, France, 609) was educated at Ravenna and Milan and was converted to the Christian faith at an early age. Legend has it that while a student at Ravenna he contracted a disease of the eye and became nearly blind. But he was miraculously healed after anointing his eyes with oil from a lamp burning before the altar of St. Martin of Tours. In gratitude Fortunatus made a pilgrimage to that saint's shrine in Tours and spent the rest of his life in Gaul (France), at first traveling and composing love songs. He developed a platonic affection for Queen Rhadegonda, joined her Abbey of St. Croix in Poitiers, and became its bishop in 599. His Hymns far all th… Go to person page >





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Instances (1 - 5 of 5)
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Church Hymnary (4th ed.) #398

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Evangelical Lutheran Hymnary #298


Hymns of Glory, Songs of Praise #398

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Rejoice in the Lord #289

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Rejoice in the Lord #290

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