The Hymns and Carols of Christmas

All You That Seek Christ, Let Your Sight

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

Quic˙mque Christum quŠritis from Cathemerinon by Aurelius Clemens Prudentius

From the Primer, 1685

Source: Orby Shipley, Annus Sanctus: Hymns of the Church for the Ecclesiastical Year. Vol. 1. (London and New York: Burns and Oates, 1884), Appendix pp. 15, 17.

All you that seek Christ, let your sight
Up to the height directed be,
For there you may the sign most bright
Of everlasting glory see.

A radiant light we there behold,
Endless, unbounded, lofty, high ;
Than heaven, or that rude heap more old,
Wherein the world confused did lie.

The Gentiles this great prince embrace,
The Jews obey this king's command,
Promised to Abraham and his race
A blessing, while the world shall stand.

By mouths of prophets free from lies,
Who seal the witness which they bear,
His Father bidding, testifies
That we should him believe and hear.

Glory, O Lord, be given to thee,
Who hast appeared upon this day ;
And glory to the Father be,
And to the Holy Ghost for aye.

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