How blest the virgin who endued

How blest the virgin who endued

Author: Silvio Antoniano
Published in 4 hymnals

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1. How blest the matron, who, endued
With holy zeal and fortitude,
Has won through grace a saintly fame,
And owns a dear and honored name.

2. Such holy love inflamed her breast
She would not seek on earth her rest,
But, strong in faith and patience, trod
The narrow way that leads to God.

3. She learned, through fasting, to control
The flesh that weigheth down the soul,
And then, by prayer’s sweet food sustained,
To seek the joys she now has gained.

4. O Christ, from whom all virtue springs,
Who only doest wondrous things,
To Thee, the King of saints, we pray,
Accept and bless Thy flock today.

5. All praise to God the Father be,
All praise, eternal Son, to Thee,
Whom with the Spirit we adore
For ever and for evermore.

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #2199

Author: Silvio Antoniano

Cardinal Silvio Antoniano, was born at Rome in 1540. Through the influence and patronage of Pope Pius IV. he became Professor of the Belles Lettres in the Collegio Romano, and subsequently rose to be the head of the college, and a cardinal. He died in 1603. [Rev. W. A. Shoults, B.D.] --John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology, p. 382 (1907) Go to person page >

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First Line: How blest the virgin who endued
Latin Title: Fortem virili pectore
Author: Silvio Antoniano
Meter: 8.8.8.8
Source: Translated by the compilers of Hymns Ancient and Modern; Roman Breviary (Venice, Italy: 1603)
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain

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