Martyr Dei, 9th Century Office Hymn

Posted August 10, 2018 6:22 pm by Kathleen Pluth

Martyr Dei, 9th Century Office Hymn

God’s martyr, who the course has run behind the Father’s only Son, O victor, conqu’ring all your foes, who now the joys of heaven knows, O favor us with gifts of prayer To cleanse us from the faults we bear Ward evil off, that plague of strife; Repel all tedium from life. Your frame is freed from chains at last; now loose the chains that hold us fast, the bonds to worldliness undone by love of God’s beloved Son. To Son and Father honor be, and Holy Spirit, One and Three, who ring you with a lasting crown in halls

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