All You Who Seek The Lord Of Love
For the Feast of the Transfiguration and the Solemnity of the Epiphany
Quic˙mque Christum quŠritis from Cathemerinon by Aurelius Clemens Prudentius
Translation: Rev. Professor Thomas J. Potter, All Hallows College, Dublin
Source: Orby Shipley, Annus Sanctus: Hymns of the Church for the Ecclesiastical Year. Vol. 1. (London and New York: Burns and Oates, 1884), p. 206.
All you who seek the Lord of love, Look to the clear bright sky above ; There may your faith descry those rays Of glory bright which God displays. Behold an object, grand, sublime. That knows no bounds, no place, no time ; Immortal, glorious and high, More old than chaos, or the sky. Hail, mighty king, whose loving sway The Gentile and the Jew obey ; To Abraham promised and decreed While earth shall last to rule his seed. The prophets thy dread name unfold, And sing the truth by them foretold : Thee God the Father from his throne Commands the world to hear and own. Glory to Jesus, who displays To simple souls his saving ways ; To thee, O Father, we repeat The same, and to the Paraclete.