Father of Peace, and GOD of Consolation!
The Angel of the Counsel dost Thou send
To herald peace, to manifest Salvation,
Thy Light to pour, Thy knowledge to extend;
Whence, with the morning’s earliest rays,
Lover of men! Thy Name we praise.
’Midst Caesar’s subjects Thou, at his decreeing,
Obey’dst and was enrolled: our mortal race,
To sin and Satan slave, from bondage freeing,
Our poverty in all points didst embrace:
And by that Union didst combine
The earthly with the All-Divine.
Incarnate Deity conceived and bore;
Virgin in birth, and after birth, remaining
And man to GOD is reconciled once more:
Wherefore in faith her name we bless,
And Mother of our GOD confess.
|First Line:||Father of Peace, and God of Consolation|
|Title:||Father of Peace, and God of Consolation|
|Author:||Cosmas, the Melodist (760)|
|Translator:||John Mason Neale (1862)|