An exile for the faith

An exile for the faith

Translator: Edward Caswall; Author: Nicolas Le Tourneux
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1. An exile for the faith,
Of His incarnate Lord,
Beyond the stars, beyond all space,
His soul in vision soared.

2. There saw in glory Him
Who liveth, and was dead,
There Judah’s Lion, and the Lamb
That for our ransom bled.

3. There of the kingdom learned
The mysteries sublime;
How, sown in martyrs’ blood, the faith
Should spread from clime to clime.

4. Lord, give us grace, like him,
In Thee to live and die;
To spurn the fleeting things of earth,
And seek for joys on high.

5. Jesu, our risen Lord,
We praise Thee and adore,
Who art with God the Father One
And Spirit evermore.

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #1398

Translator: Edward Caswall

Edward Caswall was born in 1814, at Yately, in Hampshire, where his father was a clergyman. In 1832, he went to Brasenose College, Oxford, and in 1836, took a second-class in classics. His humorous work, "The Art of Pluck," was published in 1835; it is still selling at Oxford, having passed through many editions. In 1838, he was ordained Deacon, and in 1839, Priest. He became perpetural Curate of Stratford-sub-Castle in 1840. In 1841, he resigned his incumbency and visited Ireland. In 1847, he joined the Church of Rome. In 1850, he was admitted into the Congregation of the Oratory at Birmingham, where he has since remained. He has published several works in prose and poetry. --Annotations of the Hymnal, Charles Hutchins, M.A. 1872… Go to person page >

Author: Nicolas Le Tourneux

Le Tourneux, Nicolas, was born of poor parents at Rouen, April 30, 1640. The uncommon ability he displayed at an early age attracted the notice of M. du Fosset, MaĆ®tre des Comptes at Rouen, who sent him to the Jesuits' college at Paris, where he made remarkable progress in his studies. He then retired to Touraine, where he passed some time with a pious ecclesiastic in the practice of prayer and penitential exercises. His friend, observing that he had a gift for preaching, advised him to return to Rouen. This he did, and adopted the clerical profession, and was in 1662 admitted to priests' orders by special dispensation, though still under canonical age. He subsequently removed to Paris, where he employed his time in study, and in 1675 obta… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: An exile for the faith
Latin Title: Jussu tyranni pro fide
Translator: Edward Caswall
Author: Nicolas Le Tourneux
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain



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