The Hymns and Carols of Christmas

Son of Man, To Thee I Cry

The original poem was for Lent

An excerpt from

Words: “Savior, Who, Exalted High,” Bishop Richard Mant (1776-1848), 1828, alt., in Richard Mant, Biographical Notices of the Apostles, Evangelists and Other Saints (Oxford: J. Parker, 1828), pp. 536-539, consisting of nine stanzas of 12 lines.

Source: Church Hymns (London: Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge, 1871), #502.

Four stanzas of six lines.

Verses 2, 6, 8, 9 of the original.

"I beseech Thee, shew me Thy glory."—Exod. xxxiii. 18.

1 Son of Man, to Thee I cry;
By the wondrous mystery
Of Thy dwelling here on earth,
By Thy pure and holy birth,
Lord, Thy presence let me see,
Manifest Thyself to me.

2 Lamb of God, to Thee I cry;
By Thy bitter agony,
By Thy pangs, to us unknown.
By Thy Spirit's parting groan,
Lord, Thy presence let me sec,
Manifest Thyself to me.

3 Prince of Life, to Thee I cry;
By Thy glorious majesty,
By Thy triumph o'er the grave,.
Meek to suffer, strong to save,
Lord, Thy presence let me see,
Manifest Thyself to me.

4 Lord of glory, God most high,
Man exalted to the sky,
With Thy love my bosom fill;
Prompt me now to do Thy will;
Then Thy presence let me see!
Manifest Thyself to me! Amen.

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