The Hymns and Carols of Christmas

All That Desire With Christ To Rise

For the Feast of the Transfiguration and the Solemnity of the Epiphany

Quic˙mque Christum quŠritis from Cathemerinon by Aurelius Clemens Prudentius

Translation: Cento, 1706-1748-1763

Source: Orby Shipley, Annus Sanctus: Hymns of the Church for the Ecclesiastical Year. Vol. 1. (London and New York: Burns and Oates, 1884), pp. 207-208.

All that desire with Christ to rise, 
To Thabor's mount lift up your eyes ; 
See there how Christ in glorious rays 
The majesty of God displays. 

Behold a sun more old than night, 
A blaze of uncreated light ; 
So high, so deep and vast of space. 
It knows no bounds of time or place. 

This is that king whose sovereign sway 
The Gentiles and the Jews obey. 
Promised to Abraham and decreed 
To rule his numerous faithful seed. 

The law and prophets him unfold. 
And sign the truth by them foretold ; 
Him God the Father from his throne 
Commands the world to hear and own. 

Glory to Christ whose light displays 
To little ones his saving ways ; 
To God the Father let's repeat 
The same, and to the Paraclete. 

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