Aurelius C. Prudentius, 413, tr. by Henry W. Baker, 1875
Sweet flowerets of the martyr band,|
Plucked by the tyrant's ruthless hand
Upon the threshold of the morn,
Like rosebuds by a tempest torn;
2. First victims for the incarnate Lord,
3. Ah, what availed King Herod's wrath?|
He could not stop the Savior's path.
Alone, while others murdered lay,
In safety Christ is borne away.
4. O Lord, the Virgin-born, to Thee
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