Sing, my tongue, how glorious battle

Representative Text

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.

Amen.

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 >

Tune

PICARDY


PANGE LINGUA


ST. THOMAS (Wade)

This tune is likely the work of the composer named here, but has also been attributed to others as shown in the instances list above.

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Church Hymnary (4th ed.) #398

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Evangelical Lutheran Hymnary #298

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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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