The Hymns and Carols of Christmas

The Son Of Man From Jordan Rose

Words: J. Mason And Compilers From the Latin of Nicolas le Tourneaux, Emergit undis et Deo, in the Cluniac Breviary, 1686, and the Paris Breviary (1736)

Music: "Irish," from Hymns and Sacred Poems, Dublin, 1749
Meter: CM

Source: W. H. Monk and C. Steggall, eds., Hymns Ancient and Modern (London, William Clowes and Sons, Old Edition, 1889), Hymn 487, pp. 576-7.

1. The Son of Man from Jordan rose,
    And pray'd to God above;
When lo, the op'ning Heav'ns disclose
    A swift-descending Dove.

2. The Spirit, lighting on His Brow,
    Anoints the Holy One; --
The Father's voice declaring -- "Thou
    Art My Beloved Son."

3. So when, through His  Baptizing bless'd
    The Font new birth conveys,
Man kneels a son of God confess'd,
    Heav'n opens as he prays.

4. Fair innocency, like the dove's,
    Invests him, purged from sin;
For God the brooding Spirit moves,
    Directs and rules within.

5. O Christ, Whose mercy cleansed our stain
    With streams of Grace Divine;
Let us not soil the robes again
    Made white in Blood of Thine.

6. Redeemer of a world undone,
    We praise Thee and adore; --
Jesu, with God the Father One,
    And Spirit evermore.

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