Prayer in Praise of the Saints

How shining and splendid are Thy gifts, O Lord
which Thou give us for our eternal well-being
Thy glory shines radiantly in Thy saints, O God
In the honour and noble victory of the martyrs.
The white-robed company follow Thee,
bright with their abundant faith;
They scorned the wicked words of those with this world's power.
For Thee, they sustained fierce beatings, chains, and torments,
they were drained by cruel punishments.
They bore their holy witness to Thee
who were grounded deep within their hearts;
they were sustained by patience and constancy.
Endowed with Thy everlasting grace,
may we rejoice forever
with the martyrs in our bright fatherland.
O Christ, in Thy goodness,
grant to us the gracious heavenly realms of eternal life.

Unknown author, 10th century
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