2671. He Whose Confession God of Old Accepted

1. He, whose confession God of old accepted,
Whom through the ages all now hold in honor,
Gaining his guerdon this day came to enter
Heaven’s high portal.

2. God-fearing, watchful, pure of mind and body,
Holy and humble, thus did all men find him,
While, through his members, to the life immortal
Mortal life called him.

3. Thus to the weary, from the life enshrinèd,
Potent in virtue, flowed humane compassion;
Sick and sore laden, howsoever burdened,
There they found healing.

4. So now in chorus, giving God the glory,
Raise we our anthem gladly to his honor,
That in fair kinship we may all be sharers
Here and hereafter.

5. Honor and glory, power and salvation,
Be in the highest unto Him who reigneth
Changeless in Heaven over earthly changes
Triune, eternal.

Text Information
First Line: He, whose confession God of old accepted
Title: He Whose Confession God of Old Accepted
Latin Title: Iste Confessor, Domini sacratus
Author: Anonymous (8th century)
Translator (from Latin): Laurence Housman
Meter: 11.11.11.5
Language: English
Source: The English Hymnal (London: Oxford University Press, 1906), number 188
Copyright: Public Domain
Tune Information
Name: ISTE CONFESSOR
Meter: 11.11.11.5
Incipit: 15345 12343 21153
Key: d minor
Copyright: Public Domain



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