Jesus, Son of Mary, Fount of Life Alone

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1 Jesus, Son of Mary, fount of life alone,
now we hail thee present on thine altar throne.
Humbly we adore thee, Lord of endless might,
in the mystic symbols veiled from earthly sight.

2 Think, O Lord, in mercy on the souls of those
who, in faith gone from us, now in death repose.
Here mid stress and conflict toils can never cease;
there, the warfare ended, bid them rest in peace.

3 Often were they wounded in the deadly strife;
heal them, Good Physician, with the balm of life.
Every taint of evil, frailty and decay,
good and gracious Savior, cleanse and purge away.

4 Rest eternal grant unto them, after weary fight;
shed on them the radiance of thy heavenly light.
Lead them onward, upward, to the holy place,
where thy saints made perfect gaze upon thy face.

Source: Hymnal 1982: according to the use of the Episcopal Church #357

Translator: Edmund Stuart Palmer

Palmer, Edmund Stuart, M.A., was b. Dec. 31, 1856, at Wherwell Priory, Hants, and educated at the Univ. of Edinburgh (M.B. and C.M., 1882) and Cuddesdon College. He was ordained D. 1889, P. 1890, as curate of St. Saviour's, Leeds; was from 1893 to 1901 on the staff of the Universities Mission at Zanzibar, and in 1904 became Vicar of Kirton in Holland, Lines. While at Zanzibar he wrote, in Swahili, a hymn for the Holy Communion, beginning “Yesu Bin Mariamu," printed in the U.M.C. A. Hymn Book. He translation it into English as "Jesu, Son of Mary, Fount of life alone," and this, privately printed in 1902, was re-written for The English Hymnal, 1906, No. 356. [Rev. James Mearns, M.A.] --John Julian, Dictionary of Hy… Go to person page >

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First Line: Jesus, Son of Mary, Fount of life alone
Title: Jesus, Son of Mary, Fount of Life Alone
Translator: Edmund Stuart Palmer
Meter: 11.11.11.11
Source: Swahili
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain

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The Cyber Hymnal #3432
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  • Noteworthy Composer score (NWC)
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Small Church Music #5544
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