Lamb, Whose Blood For All Men Streamed
For Christmas and Circumcision
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), pp. 29-30.
Lamb, whose blood for all men streamed, Light, that shone ere morning beamed, God and God's eternal Son, Ever with the Father one ; Splendour of the Father's light, Star of hope for ever bright, Hearken to the prayers that flow From thy servants here below. Lord, remember that in love Thou didst leave thy throne above, Man's frail nature to assume In the holy Virgin's womb. Now thy Church, each circling year, Celebrate^ that love so dear ; Love that brought thee here alone, For the guilty to atone. Let not earth alone rejoice, Seas and skies unite their voice In a new song, to the morn When the Lord of life was born. Ransomed by the holy tide Shed from thy most precious side, Joyful let us hail the morn When the Lord of life was born. Virgin-born, to thee be, praise, Now and through eternal days ; Father, equal praise to thee, With the Spirit, ever be.
Note from Shipley:
Jesu, Redemptor omnium. Revised from Christe, Redemptor gentium. Ambrosian Vespers Breviary Hymn.
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