We Should Glory in the Cross

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 >

Adapter (tr.): Ricky Manalo

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First Line: Sing the song of triumph, of Savior crucified
Title: We Should Glory in the Cross
Author: Venantius Honorius Clementianus Fortunatus
Adapter (tr.): Ricky Manalo
Source: Tr.: The Three Days, 1981; Verses based on Pange lingua gloriosi lauream certaminis
Language: English
Refrain First Line: We should glory in the cross
Copyright: © 1997, Ricky Manalo, CSP. Published by OCP Publications

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