The Hymns and Carols of Christmas

O All Who Seek With Christ To Rise

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

Quic˙mque Christum quŠritis from Cathemerinon by Aurelius Clemens Prudentius

Primer, 1706.

Source: Orby Shipley, Annus Sanctus: Hymns of the Church for the Ecclesiastical Year. Vol. 1. (London and New York: Burns and Oates, 1884), Appendix p. 32.

O all who seek with Christ to rise,
To Thabor's mount erect your eyes ;
And see how Christ in glorious rays
The majesty of God displays.

Behold a sun more old than night,
A blaze of uncreated light,
So high, so deep and vast of space
It knows no bounds of time or place*

'Tis he, the king, whose sovereign sway
The Jews and Gentiles both obey,
The promised ruler heaven decreed
For Abraham and his endless seed.

In him the law and prophets join ;
His truths they both attest and sign ;
Him God, from his paternal throne.
Commands the world to hear and own.

Glory to Christ, whose light displays
To little ones his saving ways ;
Whilst endless hymns of praise repeat
The Father and the Paraclete.

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