Breviary Hymns and Missal Sequences, Common of Many Martyrs, Lauds

Thou, of Thy witnesses the Crown,
And of the Martyrs glorious King,
Who those, that earthly gains despise,
To Heaven’s Eternal joys dost bring;

Do Thou receive with favouring ear
The prayers we now address to Thee,
Of sacred trophies do we sing,
To all our sins grant pardon free.

In Martyrs Thou dost win the fight,
Thou biddest Confessors to live,
Do Thou then conquer all our crimes,
And to ourselves free pardon give.

To God the Father glory be,
And also to His Only Son,
With the Great Spirit Paraclete,
Now, and while endless ages run. Amen.

– translated by Archbishop Edward Gilpin Bagshawe, C.O., Bishop of Nottingham, England