Sing we the martyrs blest

Sing we the martyrs blest

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Christo profusum sanguinem. This cento appeared in the Roman Breviary, 1632, for Festivals Common of Martyrs, and is thus composed: stanzas i., then new; stanzas ii.-iv. from "Aeterna Christi," lines 9-20, and stanzas v., lines 29-32, with the single alteration of line 30 from "Ut ipsorum consortio" to “Ut martyrum consortio." In this form it is in all modern editions of the Roman Breviary. Text in Daniel, i. No. 26; Card. Newman's Hymni Ecclesiae, 1838 and 1865. Translations not in common use:— 1. Sing we the martyrs blest. Caswall, 1849. --Excerpts from John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)

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