Monday, 4 February 2013

Brigida Nomen Habet


The third hymn in the series alludes to the traditional interpretation of the root of Saint Brigid's name as 'bright':

HYMN IN HONOUR OF ST. BRIGIT.

BRIGIDA NOMEN HABET.

Resplendent is great Brigit's name
Like flash of diamond bright!
Resplendent is great Brigit's name,
Shining in heavenly light!

A virgin of the Lord is she —
A virgin crucified;
A virgin of the Lord is she,
To His Cross closely tied.

Sister Mary Francis Clare, Cloister Songs and Hymns for Children (London and Dublin, 1881), 41.

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