210. Sing, My Tongue, the Glorious Battle

1 Sing, my tongue, the glorious battle;
Sing the ending of the fray.
Now above the cross, the trophy,
Sound the loud triumphant lay;
Tell how Christ, the world’s redeemer,
As a victim won the day.

2 Tell how, when at length the fullness
Of the_appointed time was come,
He, the Word, was born of woman,
Left for us His Father’s home,
Blazed the path of true obedience,
Shone as light amidst the gloom.

3 Thus, with thirty years accomplished,
He went forth from Nazareth,
Destined, dedicated, willing,
Did His work, and met His death;
Like a lamb He humbly yielded
On the cross His dying breath.

4 Faithful cross, true sign of triumph,
Be for all the noblest tree;
None in foliage, none in blossom,
None in fruit thine equal be;
Symbol of the world’s redemption,
For the weight that hung on thee!

5 Unto God be praise and glory;
To the Father and the Son,
To the_eternal Spirit honor
Now and evermore be done;
Praise and glory in the highest
While the timeless ages run.

Text Information
First Line: Sing, my tongue, the glorious battle
Title: Sing, My Tongue, the Glorious Battle
Author: Venantius Honorius Fortunatus, ca. 530–609
Translator: John Mason Neale, 1818–66 (alt.)
Meter: 87 87 87
Language: English
Publication Date: 2020
Topic: Holy Week: Good Friday
Copyright: Public domain
Tune Information
Composer: Carl F. Schalk, 1929–2021
Meter: 87 87 87
Key: d minor or modal
Copyright: © 1967 Concordia Publishing House

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