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SONGS OF THANKFULNESS AND PRAISE (HYMN)

30 Aug

1. Songs of thankfulness and praise,
Jesus, Lord to thee we raise,
manifested by the star
to the sages from afar;
branch of royal David’s stem,
in thy birth at Bethlehem;
anthems be to thee addressed;
God in man made manifest.

2. Manifest at Jordan’s streams,
prophet, Priest and King supreme,
and at Cana wedding-guest,
in thy Godhead manifest,
manifest in power divine,
changing water into wine;
anthems be to thee addressed;
God in man made manifest.

3. Manifest in making whole,
palsied limbs and fainting soul,
manifest in valiant fight,
quelling all the devil’s might,
manifest in gracious will,
ever bringing good from ill;
anthems be to thee addressed;
God in man made manifest.

4. Sun and moon shall darkened be,
stars shall fall, the heavens shall flee.
Christ will then like lightning shine.
All will see his glorious sign.
All will see the judge appear;
all will then the trumpet hear;
thou by all wilt be confessed;
God in man made manifest.

5. Grant us grace to see thee, Lord,
mirrored in thy holy word;
may we imitate thee now
and be pure, as pure art thou;
that we like to thee may be
at thy great Epiphany,
and may praise thee, ever blest,
God in man made manifest.

– Christopher Wordsworth (1807-85)

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