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All Hail! Ye Infant Martyr-Flowers

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Compare and see notes under: All Hail, Ye Little Martyr Flowers

See also: Sweet Flowerets of the Martyr Band (Henry W. Baker)

For The Holy Innocents
See: The Hymns Of The Holy Innocents
The Feast day of the Holy Innocents, Martyrs, is December 28

Words: Salvete flores Martyrum, Cathemerinon ("The Hymns of Prudentius"), Aurelius Clemens Prudentius (348-405)
Translation from Rev. John Mason Neale and Rev. Thomas Helmore, ed.,
The Hymnal Noted

Music: Sarratt, C. G. E. Ryley
MIDI / Noteworthy Composer / PDF
Meter: LM

For Childermas
(The Feast of the Innocents)
Feast day of the Holy Innocents, Martyrs, is December 28;
The Hymns Of The Holy Innocents

Source: George Radcliffe Woodward, ed., Songs of Syon (London: Schott & Co., Third Edition, 1908), # 242

1. All hail! ye infant Martyr-flowers,
Cut off in lifeís first dawning hours:
As rosebuds, snapt in tempest strife,
When Herod sought your Saviourís life.

2. You, tender flock of lambs, we sing,
First victims slain for Christ your King:
Beneath the Altarís heavínly ray
With Martyr-palms and crowns ye play.

3. For their redemption glory be,
O Jesu, Virgin-born, to thee,
With Father, and with Holy Ghost,
For ever from the Martyr-host. Amen.


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