As the Wolf in Fierceness Sore
The Innocents' Day: At Midnight.
They serve God day and night in His temple: they shall hunger no more, neither thirst any more. The Lamb which is in the midst of the throne shall lead them unto living fountains of waters.óRev. vii.
Source: Isaac Williams, Hymns Translated from the Parisian Breviary (London: J.G.F. & J. Rivington, 1839), pp. 73-74.
As the wolf in fierceness sore
Falls on lambs o'er fold and fence,
Thus the tyrant lost to sense
Falls on harmless innocents.
And the cradles flow with goreó
God of gods shall he withstand?
One he seeks in murder'd band,
One escapes his murderous hand.
Mourning mothers, weep no more!
Weep no more your pledges torn,
Little troop in endless morn
They attend the Virgin-born.
Virgin-born whom we adore,
Father, Spirit, One and Three,
Sing we glory unto Thee,
Sing we everlastingly.
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