"Sweet Flowerets of the Martyr Band" by Aurelius C. Prudentius, 348-c. 413 Translated by Henry W. Baker, 1821-1877 Text From: THE HANDBOOK TO THE LUTHERAN HYMNAL (St. Louis: Concordia Publishing House, 1942)p.201 1. Sweet flowerets of the martyr band, Plucked by the tyrant's ruthless hand Upon the threshold of the morn, Like rosebuds by a tempest torn; 2. First victims for the incarnate Lord, A tender flock to feel the sword; Beside the very altar gay, With palm and crown, ye seemed to play. 3. Ah, what availed King Herod's wrath? He could not stop the Savior's path. Alone, while others murdered lay, In safety Christ is borne away. 4. 0 Lord, the Virgin-born, to Thee Eternal praise and glory be, Whom with the Father we adore And Holy Ghost forevermore. Amen.This text was converted to ascii format for Project Wittenberg by Cindy A. Beesley and is in the public domain. You may freely distribute, copy or print this text. Please direct any comments or suggestions to: Rev. Robert E. Smith of the Walther Library at Concordia Theological Seminary. E-mail: email@example.com
Notes: Hymn #273 from _The Handbook to the Lutheran Hymnal_ Text: Rev. 14:4 Author: Aurelius C. Prudentius, 413, cento Translated by: Henry W. Baker, 1875, alt. Titled: "Salvete, flores martyrum" Composer: Daniel Vetter, 1713 Tune: "Das walt' Gott Vater"
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