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NOW CHRIST UNFURLS, IN TRIUMPH HIGH, HIS GLORIOUS BANNER TO THE SKY (HYMN)

NOW CHRIST UNFURLS, IN TRIUMPH HIGH, HIS GLORIOUS BANNER TO THE SKY (HYMN)

Brethren: We give thanks to God the Father, who has made us worthy to share the lot of the saints in light. He has rescued us from the power of darkness and transferred us into the kingdom of his beloved Son. (Colossians 1:12-13)

 

CHRIST THE KINGĀ 

 

Now Christ unfurls, in triumph high,

His glorious banner in the sky:

Ye suppliant nations, kneel and praise

The King of kings with joyful lays.

 

He hath not won his kingdom here

By devastation, force, or fear;

But on the Cross uplifted high

By love alone draws all men nigh.

 

Now trebly blessed is the land

Obedient unto Christ’s command,

Which urges laws that prove the worth

Of heavenly edicts here on earth!

 

No armed rebellion kindles there,

Peace strengthens union everywhere,

And concord smiles; upon all sides

The civil order safe abides.

 

There married faith is kept secure;

There ripening youth is ever pure;

And modest households flourish, fair

With sweet and homely virtues, there.

 

Pour down that longed for light of thine

Upon us all, dear King divine;

And let the conquered world adore

In shining peace forevermore.

 

All glory, Lord, to thee, whose sway

The world’s dominion doth obey;

All glory, as is ever meet,

To Father and to Paraclete. Amen.

– From: An Approved English Translation of the Breviarium Romanum, Burns & Oates, London, 1964

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Posted by on November 20, 2016 in More Inspirational Hymns

 

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HAIL, THOU WHO MAN’S REDEEMER ART (HYMN)

HAIL, THOU WHO MAN’S REDEEMER ART (HYMN)

Hail, thou who man’s Redeemer art,

Jesu, the joy of every heart;

Great Maker of the world’s wide frame,

And purest love’s delight and flame:

 

What nameless mercy thee o’ercame,

To bear our load of sin and shame?

For guiltless, thou thy life didst give,

That sinful erring man might live.

 

The realms of woe are forced by thee,

Its captives from their chains set free;

And thou, amid thy ransomed train,

At God’s right hand dost victor reign.

 

Let mercy sweet with thee prevail,

To cure the wounds we now bewail;

Oh, bless us with thy holy sight,

And fill us with eternal light.

 

Our guide, our way to heavenly rest,

Be thou the aim of every breast;

Be thou the soother of our tears,

Our sweet reward in endless years.

Amen.

 

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LORD, WHO THROUGHOUT THESE FORTY DAYS (HYMN)

– Lent –

Lord, who throughout these forty days

For us didst fast and pray.

Teach us with thee to mourn our sins,

And at thy side to stay.

 

As thou with Satan didst contend,

And didst the victory win.

O give us strength in thee to fight,

In thee to conquer sin.

 

And through these days of penitence,

And through thy Passiontide,

Yea, evermore, in life and death,

Jesus, with us abide.

– Claudia Frances Hernaman, 1873

 

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CHRISTIAN! DO YOU SEE THEM (HYMN)

– Lent –

You should be awake, and praying not to be put to the test. The spirit is willing, but the flesh is weak (Mt 26:41).

 

Christian! do you see them

On the holy ground,

How the powers of darkness

Rage your steps around?

Christian! up and smite them,

Counting gain but loss;

In the strength that fills you

From the holy cross.

 

Christian! do you feel them,

How they work within,

Striving, tempting, luring,

Goading into sin?

Christian! never tremble;

Never be downcast;

Gird yourself for battle;

Watch, and pray, and fast.

– St Andrew of Crete, tr. John Mason Neale

 

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O PETER, SHEPHERD GOOD (HYMN)

O Peter, Shepherd good, our voices sing of thee;

Thy very word had might from chains of sin to free;

To thee; by power divine, the mystic keys were given,

Which ope the skies to men, or close the gates of heaven.

 

All honour, might, and power, and hymns of joy we bring,

While to the Trinity eternal praise we sing:

He rules the universe in wondrous unity,

And shall, throughout the day of all eternity. Amen.

 
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Posted by on February 22, 2016 in More Inspirational Hymns

 

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O WHAT THEIR JOY AND THEIR GLORY MUST BE (HYMN)

O what their joy and their glory must be,

Those endless Sabbaths the bless-ed ones see!

Crown for the valiant; to weary ones rest;

God shall be all, and in all ever blest.

 

What are the Monarch, his court, and his throne?

What are the peace and the joy that they own?

Tell us, ye blest ones, that in it have share,

If what ye feel ye can fully declare.

 

Truly Jerusalem name we that shore,

‘Vision of peace,’ that brings joy evermore!

Wish and fulfilment can severed be ne’er,

Nor the thing prayed for come short of the prayer.

 

We, where no trouble distraction can bring,

Safely the anthems of Sion shall sing;

While for thy grace, Lord, their voices of praise

Thy bless-ed people shall evermore raise.

 

There dawns no Sabbath, no Sabbath is o’er,

Those Sabbath-keepers have one and no more;

One and unending is that triumph-song

Which to the Angels and us shall belong.

 

Now, in the meanwhile, with hearts raised on high,

We for that country must yearn and must sigh,

Seeking Jerusalem, dear native land,

Through our long exile on Babylon’s strand.

 

Low before him with our praises we fall,

Of whom, and in whom, and through whom are all;

Of whom, the Father; and through whom, the Son;

In whom, the Spirit, with these ever One.

Amen.

– O quanta qualia sunt illa Sabbata,

P. Abelard, 1079-1142. Tr. J. M. Neale

 

 

 
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Posted by on August 21, 2015 in Inspirational Hymns

 

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CHRIST IS OUR CORNER-STONE, ON HIM ALONE WE BUILD (HYMN)

Christ is our corner-stone,

On him alone we build;

With his true saints alone

The courts of heav’n are filled:

On his great love

Our hopes we place

Of present grace

And joys above.

 

O then with hymns of praise

These hallowed courts shall ring;

Our voices we will raise

The Three in One to sing;

And thus proclaim

In joyful song,

Both loud and long,

That glorious name.

 

Here, gracious God, do thou

For evermore draw nigh;

Accept each faithful vow,

And mark each suppliant sigh;

In copious shower

On all who pray

Each holy day

Thy blessings pour.

 

Here may we gain from heav’n

The grace which we implore;

And may that grace, once given,

Be with us evermore,

Until that day

When all the blest

To endless rest

Are called away.

– J. Chandler, 1806-76

based on Angularis fundamentum

 
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Posted by on August 10, 2015 in Inspirational Hymns

 

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