285. The Eternal Gifts of Christ the King

1 The eternal gifts of Christ the King,
the apostles' glory, let us sing;
and all, with hearts of gladness,
due hymns of thankful love and praise.

2 Theirs is the steadfast faith of saints,
and hope that never yields nor faints,
and love of Christ in perfect glow
that lays the prince of this world low.

3 In them the Father's glory shone;
in them the will of God the Son;
in them exults the Holy Ghost;
through them rejoice the heavenly host.

4 To thee, Redeemer, now we cry,
that thou wouldst join to them on high
thy servants, who this grace implore,
forever and forevermore.

Text Information
First Line: The eternal gifts of Christ the King
Title: The Eternal Gifts of Christ the King
Author: Ambrose of Milan (340-397)
Translator: John Mason Neale (1818-1866)
Publication Date: 1982
Meter: LM
Scripture: Wisdom of Solomon 3:1-9; Wisdom of Solomon 44:1-15; Sirach 44:1-15; Matthew 5:1-12; Ephesians 1:15-23; Ephesians 4:1-16; Colossians 1:1-14; 1 John 3:1-7; Revelation 5:1-14; Revelation 7:9-17; Revelation 12:7-12
Topic: Communion of Saints
Language: English
Notes: Alt Tune CHURCH TRIUMPHANT 599
Tune Information
Name: AETERNA CHRISTI MUNERA
Harmonizer: Alfred Whitehead (1887-1974)
Composer: Giovanni Guidetti (1532-1592)
Meter: LM
Key: F Major or modal
Source: Directorium Chori, 1582
Copyright: Harm. © 1975 Elizabeth Whitehead Lang



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