O Crux (92)
Mark Jennings

Venantius Fortunatus O crux splendidior cunctis astris,
Mundo celebris hominibus multam amabilis
Sanctior universes, Quae sola fuisti digna portare talentum munndi.
Dulce lignum, Dulces clavos, Dulcia ferens pondera.
Salva praesentem catervam in tuis hodie Laudibus congregatam laudibus
O Cross, more radiant than the stars,
Celebrated throughout the earth,
Beloved of the people, Holier than all things,
Which alone was found worthy To bear the light of the world:
Blessed Tree, Blessed Nails, Blest the weight you bore:
Save the flock which today is gathered to praise you