Blest Day, When From The Saviour Flowed
Words: Felix dies, quam proprio. Matins Hymn from the Paris Breviary, for the Circumcision, by Benault, priest of Sens, 1726.
Translation: Robert Campbell, of Sherrington
Source: Orby Shipley, Annus Sanctus: Hymns of the Church for the Ecclesiastical Year. Vol. 1. (London and New York: Burns and Oates, 1884), p. 26.
Blest day, when from the Saviour flowed The precious drops of infant blood ; Blest day, on which began the doom That leads him to the cross and tomb. Behold, he hastens to fulfil His heavenly Father's holy will ; The law's own Lord the law obeys, The sinless blood for sinners pays. The law that made the Saviour bleed Must fall, and love's own law succeed ; O Saviour, in our conscience write Thy law, and stamp thine image bright. Jesu, the Virgin-born, thy praise Be sung through never-ending days ; The Father and the Spirit be Adored alike, O Lord, with Thee.
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