On the Battlefields of Scotland
Mother W. Long RSCJ
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On the battlefields of Scotland in the hour of victory,
There was heard the cry of heroes, “Ogilvie, an Ogilvie.”
Gallant son of gallant fathers, it was thine as theirs to fight,
But with gates of hell contending, thou didst die for truth and right.
Blessed martyr, thy example will our strength in weakness be,
Hear our cry in times of peril: ‘Ogilvie an Ogilvie.’

By the scaffold all undaunted, strong in grace we see thee still,
Looking up, serene and smiling, with a firm, unconquered will.
It is thy bright hour of triumph, like Our Lord on Calvary’s cross,
Victory is thine in dying, endless gain in seeming loss.
Blessed martyr, thy example will our strength in weakness be,
Hear our cry in times of peril: ‘Ogilvie an Ogilvie.’

Blessed Martyr, hear thy children, be our guide and show the way.
Make us strong and keep us steadfast in the warfare of today.
Looking down from heights of glory, see in us thy kith and kin.
Teach us thy strong trust in Jesus, that we too may victory win.
Blessed martyr, thy example will our strength in weakness be,
Hear our cry in times of peril: ‘Ogilvie an Ogilvie.’

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