987. Blessed Feasts of Blessed Martyrs

1 Blessed feasts of blessed martyrs,
Holy women, holy men,
With the mem'ry of their witness
Greet we your return again.
Worthy deeds are theirs, and wonders,
Worthy of the name they bore;
We, our joyful praises singing,
Honor them forevermore.

2 Faith prevailing, hope unfailing,
Loving Christ with single heart,
Thus they, glorious and victorious,
Bravely bore the martyr's part,
By contempt of ev'ry anguish,
By unyielding battle done;
Victors at the last, they triumph,
With the host of angels one.

3 Therefore, you co-heirs of glory,
All who dwell with Christ on high,
Join to ours your supplication
When before Christ we draw nigh,
Praying that, this life completed,
All its fleeting moments past,
By his grace we may be worthy
Of eternal bliss at last.

Text Information
First Line: Blessed feasts of blessed martyrs
Title: Blessed Feasts of Blessed Martyrs
Translator: John M. Neale, 1818-1866 (alt.)
Meter: 8 7 8 7 D
Language: English
Publication Date: 2016
Topic: All Saints
Source: Latin, 12th C.
Tune Information
Meter: 8 7 8 7 D
Key: G Major or modal
Source: Oude en Nieuwe Hollantse Boerenlieties en Contredansen, c. 1710

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