|Hail, the love
and power amazing
Of th' Incarnate Living Word!
Year by year the song upraising,
Join we all with one accord,
Holy Saints and Martyrs praising,
Who have died for Christ the Lord.
Sing we how, for
Tyrant's rage, a Prelate dies,
How the murderers' weapons gleaming
Altar's sanctity defies;
Yet the Martyr's life-blood streaming
Still for pardoning mercy cries.
How he lived a
Be the saintly story told;
How he died a Martyr glorious,
Prelate wise, Confessor bold;
How he reigns in heaven victorious,
Robed in white, with crown of gold.
To the Lord of
In whose love the Martyrs rest,
To the God of our salvation,
Whom their dying breath confessed,
Honour, praise, and adoration,
Father, Son, and Spirit blest.
Tune: Dulce carmen
(MIDI file thanks to
The Cyber Hymnal)