88a. The ancient law departs

The ancient law departs
And all its terrors cease;
For Jesus makes with faithful hearts
A covenant of peace.

The Light of Light divine,
True Brightness undefiled,
He bears for us the shame of sin,
A holy, spotless Child.

Today the Name is thine,
At which we bend the knee;
They call the Jesus, Child divine!
Our Jesus deign to be.


Text Information
First Line: The ancient law departs
Original Language: Latin
Author: Abbé Sebastien Besnault (1736)
Meter: S.M.
Language: English
Publication Date: 1916
Topic: Circumcision
Source: Tr. Compilers of Hymns Ancient & Modern
Tune Information
Composer: Louis Bourgeois (1551)
Arranger: William Crotch (1836)
Meter: S.M.
Incipit: 51322 35432 21176
Key: G Major

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