Friday, April 14, 2006
Feria Sexta in Parasceve
Faithful Cross, O throne of mercy,
Tree all noble and divine!
There's no tree on earth that carries
Fruit and flower such as thine:
Sweet and holy, nails and wood,
Sweet the burden, pure and good.
From the hymn Crux Fidelis, by Venantius Fortunatus written for a procession that brought a part of the true Cross to Queen Radegunda in 570.