Breviary Hymns and Missal Sequences, The Lance and Nails, Matins

cover to the ebook 'Breviary Hymns and Missal Sequences', translated by Archbishop Edward Gilpin BagshaweAll hail, ye holy Lance and Nails,
Which, in your nature coarse and rude,
Now, in Christ’s Holy Body plunged,
Are reddened with His Saving Blood.

Perfidious Jews had chosen you,
The instruments of crime to be,
But, by God’s Will, ye were ordained
To work for grace and clemency.

From all those Wounds, which in Christ’s Limbs,
And Side, you did so deeply bore,
Rich gifts of Heaven, in copious streams,
Forth as from opened fountains pour.

Pierced by the Nails, and by the Lance,
Jesus, to Thee may glory be,
With Father and with Holy Ghost,
Now, and for all Eternity. Amen.

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