Category Archives: The Holy Martyrs

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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Glory To Thee, O Lord!

This is a hymn for the Feast of the Holy Innocents (Dec. 28). This is the text as it appears in  Hymns Ancient and Modern (1867): Glory to Thee, О LORD, Who, from this world of sin, By cruel Herod’s … Continue reading

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A Hymn For Martyrs Sweetly Sing

This is a hymn for the Feast of the Holy Innocents (Dec. 28). This is the text as it appears in  Hymns Ancient and Modern (1867): A hymn for Martyrs sweetly sing; For Innocents your praises bring; Of whom in … Continue reading

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Hymnum Canentes Martyrum

This is a hymn for the Feast of the Holy Innocents (Dec. 28). Hymnum canentes martyrum Dicamus Innocentium, Quos terra flentes perdidit, Gaudens sed æthra suscipit. Quorum tuentur angeli Vultum patris per sæcula, Eiusque laudant gratiam, Hymnum canentes martyrum. Quos … Continue reading

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First Of Martyrs, Thou Whose Name

This hymn was used for Nocturns on the Feast of St. Stephen in the Paris Breviary(1736). This is the text as it appears in  Hymns Ancient and Modern (1867): First of Martyrs, thou whose name Doth thy golden Crown proclaim; … Continue reading

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