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Text:The Eternal Gifts of Christ the King
Author (attributed to):Ambrose of Milan
Translator (from Latin):John M. Neale
Tune:AETERNA CHRISTI MUNERA
Media:MIDI file

1326. The Eternal Gifts of Christ the King

1. The eternal gifts of Christ the King,
The Apostles’ glorious deeds, we sing;
And while due hymns of praise we pay,
Our thankful hearts cast grief away.

2. The Church in these her princes boasts,
These victor chiefs of warriors hosts;
The soldiers of the heavenly hall,
The lights that rose on earth for all.

3. ’Twas thus the yearning faith of saints,
The unconquered hope that never faints,
The love of Christ that knows not shame,
The prince of this world overcame.

4. In these the Father’s glory shone;
In these the will of God the Son;
In these exults the Holy Ghost;
Through these rejoice the heavenly host.

5. Redeemer, hear us of Thy love,
That, with this glorious band above,
Hereafter, of Thine endless grace,
Thy servants also may have place.

Text Information
First Line: The eternal gifts of Christ the King
Title: The Eternal Gifts of Christ the King
Latin Title: Aeterna Christi munera
Author (attributed to): Ambrose of Milan (4th Century)
Translator (from Latin): John M. Neale
Meter: LM
Language: English
Source: Hymnal Noted, 1854
Copyright: Public Domain
Notes: Alternate tune: AFFECTION, from Psalmody, by John Greenwood (Halifax: 1838)
Tune Information
Name: AETERNA CHRISTI MUNERA
Meter: LM
Incipit: 11211 23436 61315
Key: F Major
Source: Guidetti's Directorium Chori, 1582; harmonized in The English Hymnal (London: Oxford University Press, 1906), number 175
Copyright: Public Domain



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