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Sing, My Tongue, the Song of Triumph

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1 Sing, my tongue, the song of triumph,
Tell the story far and wide;
Tell of dread and final battle,
Sing of Savior crucified;
How upon the cross a victim
Vanquishing in death he died.

2 He endured the nails, the spitting,
Vinegar and spear and reed;
From that holy body broken
Blood and water forth proceed:
Earth and stars and sky and ocean
By that flood from stain are freed.

3 Faithful Cross, above all other,
One and only noble tree,
None in foliage, none in blossom,
None in fruit your peer may be;
Sweet and wood and sweet the iron
And your load, most sweet is he.

4 Bend your boughs, O Tree of glory!
All your rigid branches, bend!
For a while the ancient temper
That your birth bestowed, spend;
And the King of earth and heaven
Gently on your bosom tend.

Source: Worship (3rd ed.) #437

Author: Venantius Fortunatus, c. 530-609

Fortunatus, Venantius Honorius Clementianus, was born at Ceneda, near Treviso, about 530. At an early age he was converted to Christianity at Aquileia. Whilst a student at Ravenna he became almost blind, and recovered his sight, as he believed miraculously, by anointing his eyes with some oil taken from a lamp that burned before the altar of St. Martin of Tours, in a church in that town. His recovery induced him to make a pilgrimage to the shrine of St. Martin, at Tours, in 565, and that pilgrimage resulted in his spending the rest of his life in Gaul. At Poitiers he formed a romantic, though purely platonic, attachment for Queen Rhadegunda, the daughter of Bertharius, king of the Thuringians, and the wife, though separated from him, of Lot… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Sing, my tongue, the song of triumph
Title: Sing, My Tongue, the Song of Triumph
Author: Venantius Fortunatus, c. 530-609
Meter: 8.7.8.7.8.7
Source: Tr.: The Three Days, 1981
Language: English

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Catholic Book of Worship III #69
Hymnal: A Worship Book #256
Worship (3rd ed.) #437TextPage Scan



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