Two brothers freely cast their lotAuthor: John Henry Newman
Tune: ST. MAGNUS (Clarke)
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1. Two brothers freely cast their lot
With David’s royal Son;
The cost of conquest counting not,
They deem the battle won.
2. Brothers in heart, they hope to gain
An undivided joy,
That man may one with man remain,
As boy was one with boy.
3. Christ heard; and willed that James should fall
First prey of Satan’s rage;
John linger out his fellows all,
And die in bloodless age.
4. Now they join hands once more above
Before the Conqueror’s throne!
Thus God grants prayer; but in His love
Makes times and ways His own.
5. All glory to the Father be,
All glory to the Son,
All glory, Holy Ghost, to Thee
While endless ages run.
Source: The Cyber Hymnal #6504
Two brothers freely cast their lot. Cardinal Newman. [Saints James and John.] Written at sea, June 22, 1833, and printed anonymously in the British Magazine, 1835, vol. vii. p. 661, in 4 stanzas of 4 lines. It was repeated in Lyra Apostolica, 1836, p. 31, and again in Card. Newman's Verses on Various Occasions, 1868. Usually in modern collections it is appropriated to St. James, and a doxology is usually added, as in the Wellington College Hymn Book, 1860, or as in the Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge Church Hymns, 1871.
--John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)
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