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FOR A MARTYR, by                     Poet's Biography
First Line: O god, of thy soldiers
Last Line: Now and always. Amen.
Subject(s): Martyrs


O GOD, of Thy soldiers
the Portion and Crown,
Spare sinners who hymn
the praise of the Blest;
Earth's bitter joys,
its lures and its frown,
He scann'd them and scorn'd,
and so is at rest.

Thy Martyr he ran
all valiantly o'er
A highway of blood
for the prize Thou hast given,
We kneel at Thy feet,
and meekly implore,
That our pardon may wait
on his triumph in heaven.

Honour and praise
To the Father and Son
And the Spirit be done
Now and always. Amen.





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