Ye servants of a martyr’d God
Ye servants of a martyr’d God. Robert Campbell* (1814-1868).
This is Campbell’s translation of the martyrs’ form of ‘Aeterna Christi munera’*, continuing ‘Et martyrum victorias’, possibly by Ambrose of Milan* (339/40-397). It was published in Campbell’s Hymns and Anthems for Use in the Holy Services of the Church within the United Diocese of St Andrews, Dunkeld, and Dunblane (Edinburgh, 1850). It was used by the compilers of A&M (1904) to make a hymn that began like other translations ‘The eternal gifts of Christ the King’*. Campbell’s version, 'Commemoration of Martyrs. Evensong’, was used mainly in stanza 3. The versions were:
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