All That Desire 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
Translation: Cento, 1706-1748-1763
Source: Orby Shipley, Annus Sanctus: Hymns of the Church for the Ecclesiastical Year. Vol. 1. (London and New York: Burns and Oates, 1884), pp. 207-208.
All that desire with Christ to rise, To Thabor's mount lift up your eyes ; See there 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. This is that king whose sovereign sway The Gentiles and the Jews obey. Promised to Abraham and decreed To rule his numerous faithful seed. The law and prophets him unfold. And sign the truth by them foretold ; Him God the Father from his throne Commands the world to hear and own. Glory to Christ whose light displays To little ones his saving ways ; To God the Father let's repeat The same, and to the Paraclete.