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Blessed feasts of blessed martyrs

Blessèd feasts of blessèd martyrs,
Saintly days of saintly men,
With affection’s recollections
Greet we your return again.
Mighty deeds they wrought,
and wonders,
While a frame of flesh they bore;
We, with meetest
praise and sweetest,
Honor them forevermore.

Faith unblenching,
hope unquenching,
Well-loved Lord, and single heart,
Thus they, glorious and victorious,
Bravely bore the martyr’s part.
Blood in slaughter
poured like water,
Torments long and heavy chain,
Flame, and axe, and laceration,
They endured,
and conquered pain.

While they passed
through divers tortures,
Till they sank by death opprest,
Earth’s rejected were elected,
To have portion with the blest.
By contempt of worldly pleasures,
And by mighty battle done;
Have they merited with angels,
To be knit for ay in one.

Wherefore made
co-heirs of glory,
Ye that sit with Christ on high,
Join to ours your supplication
As for grace and peace we cry,
That, this weary life completed,
And its many labors past,
We may merit to be seated
In our Father’s home at last.

---Alternative verses---

Blessed feasts
of blessed martyrs,
holy women, holy men,
with affection's recollections
greet we your return again.
Worthy deeds they wrought,
and wonders,
worthy of the Name they bore;
we, with meetest praise
and sweetest,
honor them for evermore.

Faith prevailing, hope unfailing,
loving Christ with single heart,
thus they, glorious and victorious,
heavenly bore the martyr's part,
by contempt of every anguish,
by unyielding battle done;
victors at the last, they triumph,
with the host of angels one.

Therefore, ye that reign in glory,
fellow heirs with Christ on high,
join to ours your supplication
when before him we draw nigh,
praying that, this life completed,
all its fleeting moments past,
by his grace we may be worthy
of eternal bliss at last.

marker 99
Meter: 8 7 8 7 D
      Dates: 12 cent,1851
      Bible Refs: Rev 17:6;
      Hymn/Song Book Year Song #
      1998# 284
      1904# 203
      1922# 440
      1906# 184
      1940# 135
      1982# 238
      Name: HOLY MANNA
      Meter: 8 7 8 7 D
        Dates: 1825
        Hymn/Song Book Song # Key
        # 368Ab
        # 454G
        # 585G
        Name meter
        8 7 8 7 D
        8 7 8 7

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