The Hymns and Carols of Christmas

All That Seek Christ, Your Eyes Erect

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

Quic˙mque Christum quŠritis from Cathemerinon by Aurelius Clemens Prudentius

Primer, 1685.

Source: Orby Shipley, Annus Sanctus: Hymns of the Church for the Ecclesiastical Year. Vol. 1. (London and New York: Burns and Oates, 1884), Appendix p. 32.

All that seek Christ, your eyes erect,
On Thabor's mount your sight reflect ;
For there you may behold a sign
Of glory, which shall ever shine.

We there a radiant object see
Which cannot circumscribed be,
Endless, sublime, existing e'er
Or heaven, or chaos framed were.

This is the king whose sovereign sway
The Gentiles and the Jews obey ;
Promised to Abraham and his race
A grant which time shall not deface.

Him do the prophets' mouths display
W T ho seal the truth of what they say ;
His Father too doth witness give,
Bidding us hear him and believe.

May none thy glory, Christ, conceal,
Who dost thyself to babes reveal ;
The like unto the Father be,
And Holy Ghost eternally.

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