401. From God the Father, Virgin-Born

1 From God the Father, virgin-born
To us the only Son came down;
By death the font to consecrate,
The faithful to regenerate.

2 Beginning from His home on high
In human flesh He came to die;
Creation by His death restored,
And shed new joys of life abroad.

3 Glide on, O glorious Sun, and bring
The gift of healing on Your wing;
To eve'ry dull and clouded sense
The clearness of Your light dispense.

4 Abide with us, O Lord, we pray;
The gloom of darkness chase away;
Your work of healing, Lord, begin,
And take away the stain of sin.

5 Lord, once You came to earth’s domain
And, we believe, shall come again;
Be with us on the battlefield,
From ev'ry harm Your people shield.

6 To You, O Lord, all glory be
For this Your blest epiphany;
To God, whom all His hosts adore,
And Holy Spirit evermore.

Text Information
First Line: From God the Father, virgin-born
Title: From God the Father, Virgin-Born
Translator: John Mason Neale, 1818-66
Publication Date: 2006
Meter: L M
Scripture: John 1:14; Philippians 2:6-8; Luke 4:18; Acts 26:17-18
Source: Latin, c. 5th-10th cent.
Language: English
Tune Information
Name: DEUS TUORUM MILITUM
Arranger: Janet Muth, b. 1962
Meter: L M
Incipit: 13515 43211 31671
Key: B♭ Major
Source: Antiphoner, Grenoble, 1753



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