Martyr of God, whose strength was steeled

Martyr of God, whose strength was steeled

Translator: Percy Dearmer
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1. Martyr of God, whose strength was steeled
To follow close God’s only Son,
Well didst thou brave thy battlefield,
And well thy heavenly bliss was won!

2. Now join thy prayers with ours, who pray
That God may pardon us and bless;
For prayer keeps evil’s plague away,
And draws from life its weariness.

3. Long, long ago, were loosed the chains
That held thy body once in thrall;
For us how many a bond remains!
O Love of God release us all.

4. All praise to God the Father be,
All praise to Thee, eternal Son;
All praise, O Holy Ghost, to Thee
While never ending ages run.

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #4299

Translator: Percy Dearmer

Dearmer, Percy, M.A., son of Thomas Dearmer, was born in London, Feb. 27, 1867, and educated at Westminster School and at Christ Church, Oxford (B.A. 1890, M.A. 1896). He was ordained D. 1891, P. 1892, and has been since 1901 Vicar of S. Mary the Virgin, Primrose Hill, London. He has been Secretary of the London Branch of the Christian Social Union since 1891, and is the author of The Parson's Handbook, 1st edition, 1899, and other works. He was one of the compilers of the English Hymnal, 1906, acting as Secretary and Editor, and contributed to it ten translations (38, 95, 150, 160, 165, 180, 215, 237, 352, 628) and portions of two others (242, 329), with the following originals:— 1. A brighter dawn is breaking. Easter. Suggested by… Go to person page >

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First Line: Martyr of God, whose strength was steeled
Latin Title: Martyr Dei qui unicum
Translator: Percy Dearmer
Source: Latin, c. 10th century
Language: English
Notes: For one martyr
Copyright: Public Domain


Martyr Dei qui unicum , p. 716, ii. Additional translations are:—
1. Thou Martyr of unconquered might, in the Office Hymn Book, 1889, No. 796, and 1905, No. 271.
2. Martyr of God, whose strength was steeled, by P. Dearmer, in The English Hymnal , 1906. [Rev. James Mearns, M.A.]

--John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology, New Supplement (1907)



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