By the shedding of the Blood of Christ our Lord,
peace has been established in heaven and earth.
Truly precious is the Covenant of peace,
which was made by the offering of that holy Blood!
Not with gold,
not with silver,
not with gems or pearls,
but with the blood that poured
from the side of the Savior,
which gladdened heaven,
and terrified hell.
Source: Gallican Sacramentary, freely modified from Ancient Collects, ed. William Bright, p. 48#2.
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