The Hymns and Carols of Christmas

Firm Through The Endless Years

For Christmas

STICHERON IDIOMELON

(Hymn of Anatolius)

ή Βασιλεία σου, Χρίστέ ό θεός
Menaion,
December 25, p. 192

Translator: John Brownlie

Source: John Brownlie, Hymns of the Holy Eastern Church (Paisley: Alexander Gardner, 1902), p. 192.
See:
Christmas Hymns from John Brownlie

Meter: 6.6.8.6

I

Firm through the endless years,
Thy kingdom stands secure,
And Thy dominion evermore,
Through ages shall endure.

II

Thou from the Holy Ghost,
Incarnate cam'st to earth,
And, Christ our God! didst stoop
To share man's lowly birth.

III

Thou cam'st on us to shine,
Light from Eternal Light!
And now the Father's brightness rests
On those who dwelt in night.

IV

O, everything that breathes,
To Thee gives homage nowó
The glory of Almighty God,
The Father's image, Thou.

V

O Thou Who shinest forth,
Incarnate God most High,
Who art, and wast in ages gone,
To us bring mercy nigh.

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