The Hymns and Carols of Christmas

Let Earthly Tyrants Title Claim

On the Circumcision: At The Second Vespers.

Whatsoever ye do in word or deed, do all in the name of the ord Jesus, giving thanks to God and the Father by Him.

"Victis Sibi Cognomina"

Source: Isaac Williams, Hymns Translated from the Parisian Breviary (London: J.G.F. & J. Rivington, 1839), pp. 79-80.

Let earthly tyrants title claim
    From each conquer'd nation, 
Thou, Lord, shalt take a worthier name 
    Which hath wrought salvation; 
The name which wretched men may plead 
The Resurrection of the dead, 
    And pledge of life that knows no dying.

The name which He hath bought with blood, 
    And with keenest sadness: 
Shall we then forfeit all our good
    In short-sighted madness? 
The highest boon we can receive 
Is for that sacred name to grieve
    Which takes from death the sting of anguish.

Jesu, hear Thou our sorrow's plaint,
    Thou art all our glory; 
And known to Thee is every want 
    Ere we come before Thee. 
To Thee, the Son, our voice we raise, 
Father and Spirit, Thee we praise, 
    All love to Thee, all adoration.

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