O Christ, the Heavens' Eternal King

O Christ, the heavens' eternal King

Author: Anonymous (6th Century)
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1. O Christ, the heavens’ eternal King,
Creator, unto Thee we sing,
With God the Father ever One,
Co-equal, co-eternal Son.

2. Thy hand, when the first the world began,
Made in Thine own pure image man,
And linked to fleshly form of earth
A living soul of heavenly birth.

3. And when the envious crafty foe
Had marred Thy noblest work below,
Thou didst our ruined state repair
By deigning flesh Thyself to wear.

4. Once of a virgin born to save,
And now new born from death’s dark grave,
O Christ, Thou bidd’st us rise with Thee
From death to immortality.

5. Eternal Shepherd, Thou art wont
To cleanse Thy sheep within the font,
That mystic bath, that grave of sin,
Where ransomed souls new life begin.

6. Divine Redeemer, Thou didst deign
To bear for us the cross of pain,
And freely pay the precious price
Of all Thy blood in sacrifice.

7. Jesu, do Thou to every heart
Unceasing Paschal joy impart;
From death of sin and guilty strife
Set free the new born sons of life.

8. All praise be Thine, O risen Lord,
From death to endless life restored;
All praise to God the Father be
And Holy Ghost eternally.

Author: Anonymous

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First Line: O Christ, the heavens' eternal King
Title: O Christ, the Heavens' Eternal King
Latin Title: Rex æterne Domine
Author: Anonymous (6th Century)
Source: Translated from Latin to English by the compilers of Hymns Ancient and Modern
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain


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