The Hymns and Carols of Christmas

O Ye Who Seek The Lord

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

Word: Quic˙mque Christum quŠritis from Cathemerinon by Aurelius Clemens Prudentius

Translation: John Henry, Cardinal Newman

Source: Orby Shipley, Annus Sanctus: Hymns of the Church for the Ecclesiastical Year. Vol. 1. (London and New York: Burns and Oates, 1884), pp. 199-200.

O ye who seek the Lord, 
Lift up your eyes on high, 
For there he doth the sign accord 
Of his bright majesty. 

We see a dazzling sight 
That shall outlive all time, 
Older than depth or starry height, 
Limitless and sublime. 

'Tis he for Israel's fold 
And heathen tribes decreed. 
The king to Abraham pledged of old 
And his unfailing seed. 

Prophets foretold his birth. 
And witnessed when he came. 
The Father speaks to all the earth 
To hear and own his name. 

To Jesus, who displays 
To babes his beaming face, 
Be, with the Father, endless praise, 
And with the Spirit of grace. 

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