O Ye Who Seek The Lord
For the Feast of the Transfiguration and the Solemnity of the Epiphany
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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