4925. O God, Thy Soldiers' Crown and Guard

1. O God, Thy soldiers’ crown and guard,
And their exceeding great reward;
From all transgressions set us free,
Who sing Thy martyr’s victory.

2. The pleasures of the world he spurned,
From sin’s pernicious lures he turned;
He knew their joys imbued with gall,
And thus he reached Thy heavenly hall.

3. For Thee through many a woe he ran,
In many a fight he played the man;
For Thee his blood he dared to pour,
And thence hath joy forevermore.

4. We therefore pray Thee, full of love,
Regard us from Thy throne above;
On this Thy martyr’s triumph day,
Wash every stain of sin away.

5. O Christ, most loving King, to Thee,
With God the Father, glory be;
Like glory, as is ever meet,
To God the holy Paraclete.

Text Information
First Line: O God, Thy soldiers' crown and guard
Title: O God, Thy Soldiers' Crown and Guard
Latin Title: Deus tuorum militum
Author: Anonymous (6th Century)
Translator (from Latin): John M. Neale
Meter: LM
Language: English
Source: The Hymnal Noted, 1852-54
Copyright: Public Domain
Tune Information
Meter: LM
Incipit: 13515 43211 31671
Key: C Major
Source: Grenoble Antiphoner, 1753
Copyright: Public Domain

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