Invicte martyr

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Latin.png Latin text

1. Invicte Martyr, unicum
Patris secutus Filium,
Victis triumphas hostibus,
Victor fruens caelestibus.

2. Tui precatus munere
Nostrum reatum dilue,
Arcens mali contagium,
Vitae repellens taedium.

3. Soluta sunt jam vincula
Tui sacrati corporis:
Nos solve vinclis saeculi,
Dono superni Numinis.

4. Deo Patri sit gloria,
Ejusque soli Filio,
Cum Spiritu Paraclito,
Nunc, et per omne saeculum.
Amen.

English.png English translation

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.
Tr. Percy Dearmer

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