Category Archives: The Holy Martyrs

For Thy Dear Saint, O Lord

This is the text of the hymn as it appears in  Hymns Ancient and Modern (1867). It is listed in that hymnal under the heading “Martyrs, etc.”: For Thy dear saint, O Lord, Who strove in Thee to live, Who … Continue reading

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Ye Servants Of Our Glorious King

According to Hymns Ancient and Modern (1867) & Cyber Hymnal, this text is based on the Roman Breviary hymn Æterna Christi Munera (Christo Profusum Sanguinem) from the Common of Apostles and of Martyrs. Hymns Ancient and Modern indicates that this hymn … Continue reading

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For Man The Saviour Shed

This hymn was used as the hymn for Vespers I & II in the Common for One Martyr in the Paris Breviary (1736). This is the text of the hymn as it appears in  Hymns Ancient and Modern (1867): For … Continue reading

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O God, Thy Soldiers’ Great Reward

This hymn is used for Vespers and Matins on feasts of one Martyr in the Commons of the Saints for the Extraordinary Form of the Roman Breviary.  In the Ordinary Form, it is used for II Vespers on feasts of … Continue reading

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How Bright Those Glorious Spirits Shine!

This is the text of the hymn as it appears in  Hymns Ancient and Modern (1867): How bright those glorious spirits shine! Whence all their white array? How came they to the blissful seats Of everlasting Day? Lo, these are … Continue reading

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Oh Weep Not O’er Thy Children’s Tomb

This is the original text of this hymn as it appeared in the 1827 Hymns adapted to the Weekly Service of the Church Year. It was used in that hymnal for Innocents Day (Feast of the Holy Innocents) (Dec. 28). … Continue reading

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The Son Of God Goes Forth To War

This is the original text of this hymn as it appeared in the 1827 Hymns adapted to the Weekly Service of the Church Year. It was used in that hymnal for St. Stephen’s Day (Dec. 26). The Son of God … Continue reading

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