The Hymns and Carols of Christmas

All You Who Seek The Lord Of Love

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

Quic˙mque Christum quŠritis from Cathemerinon by Aurelius Clemens Prudentius

Translation: Rev. Professor Thomas J. Potter, All Hallows College, Dublin

Source: Orby Shipley, Annus Sanctus: Hymns of the Church for the Ecclesiastical Year. Vol. 1. (London and New York: Burns and Oates, 1884), p. 206.

All you who seek the Lord of love, 
Look to the clear bright sky above ; 
There may your faith descry those rays 
Of glory bright which God displays. 

Behold an object, grand, sublime. 
That knows no bounds, no place, no time ; 
Immortal, glorious and high, 
More old than chaos, or the sky. 

Hail, mighty king, whose loving sway 
The Gentile and the Jew obey ; 
To Abraham promised and decreed 
While earth shall last to rule his seed. 

The prophets thy dread name unfold, 
And sing the truth by them foretold : 
Thee God the Father from his throne 
Commands the world to hear and own. 

Glory to Jesus, who displays 
To simple souls his saving ways ; 
To thee, O Father, we repeat 
The same, and to the Paraclete. 

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