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Sing my tongue the glorious battle




Sing, my tongue, the glorious battle,
Sing the ending of the fray;
Now above the cross, the trophy,
Sound the loud triumphant lay:
Tell how Christ the world’s Redeemer,
As a victim won the day.


He, our Maker, deeply grieving
That the first made Adam fell,
When he ate the fruit forbidden
Whose reward was death and hell,
Marked e’en then this Tree the ruin
Of the first tree to dispel.


Thus the work for our salvation
He ordainèd to be done;
To the traitor’s art opposing
Art yet deeper than his own;
Thence the remedy procuring
Whence the fatal wound begun.


Therefore, when at length the fulness
Of the appointed time was come,
He was sent, the world’s creator,
From the Father’s heavenly home,
And was found in human fashion,
Offspring of the Virgin’s womb.


Tell how, when
at length the fullness,
Of th’appointed time was come,
Christ, the Word,
was born of woman,
Left for us His heavenly home;
Showed us human life made perfect,
Shone as light amid the gloom.


Lo! He lies an Infant weeping,
Where the narrow manger stands,
While the Mother-Maid His members
Wraps in mean and lowly bands,
And the swaddling clothes is winding
Round His helpless feet and hands.


Thus, with thirty years accomplished,
Went He forth from Nazareth,
Destined, dedicated, willing,
Wrought His work,
and met His death.
Like a lamb He humbly yielded
On the cross His dying breath.


There the nails
and spears He suffers,
Vinegar, and gall, and reed;
From His sacred body piercèd
Blood and water both proceed;
Precious flood, which all creation
From the stain of sin hath freed.


Faithful cross, thou sign of triumph,
Now for us the noblest tree,
None in foliage, none in blossom,
None in fruit thy peer may be;
Symbol of the world’s redemption,
For the weight that hung on thee!


Bend thy boughs, O tree of glory!
Thy relaxing sinews bend;
For awhile the ancient rigor
That thy birth bestowed, suspend;
And the King of heavenly beauty
On thy bosom gently tend!


Thou alone wast counted worthy
This world’s ransom to sustain,
That a shipwrecked race forever
Might a port of refuge gain,
With the sacred blood anointed
Of the Lamb of sinners slain.


To the Trinity be glory
Everlasting, as is meet:
Equal to the Father, equal
To the Son, and Paraclete:
God the Three in One, Whose praises
All created things repeat.


Unto God be praise and glory;
To the Father and the Son;
To the eternal Spirit, honour
Now and evermore be done;
Praise and glory in the highest,
While the timeless ages run.


---Alternative verses---


Now the thirty years accomplish’d
Which on earth He will’d to see,
Born for this, He meets His Passion,
Gives Himself an Offering free;
On the Cross the Lamb is lifted,
There the Sacrifice to be.


Bend, O lofty Tree, thy branches,
Thy too rigid sinews bend;
And awhile the stubborn hardness,
Which thy birth bestow’d suspend;
And the Limbs of Heav’n’s high Monarch
Gently on thine arms extend.


praise and honour, to the Father,
Praise and honour to the Son,
Praise and honour to the Spirit,
Ever Three and ever One,
One in might, and One in glory,
While eternal ages run.

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LYRICS
Meter: 8 7 8 7 8 7
Writer(s):
    Trans/Adapted:
      Dates: 569,1931
      Bible Refs: 2 Co 10:3-4;
      MUSIC
      Name: PANGE LINGUA
      Meter: 8 7 8 7 8 7
      Writer(s):
        Dates:
        ALTERNATIVE TUNES
        Name meter
        8 7 8 7 8 7
        8 7 8 7 8 7
        8 7 8 7 8 7
        8 7 8 7 8 7
        8 7 8 7 8 7
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