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
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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