74. From God the Father, Virgin-Born

1 From God the Father, virgin-born
To us the only Son came down;
By death the font to consecrate,
The faithful to regenerate.

2 Beginning from his home on high,
In human flesh he came to die;
Creation by his death restored,
And shed new joys of life abroad.

3 Glide on, O glorious Sun, and bring
The gift of healing on your wing;
To ev'ry dull and clouded sense
The clearness of Your light dispense.

4 Abide with us, O Lord, we pray;
The gloom of darkness chase away;
Your work of healing, Lord, begin,
And take away the stain of sin.

5 Lord, once you came to earth’s domain
And, we believe, shall come again;
Be with us on the battlefield,
From ev'ry harm your people shield.

6 To you, O Lord, all glory be
For this your blest epiphany;
To God, whom all his hosts adore,
And Holy Spirit evermore.

Text Information
First Line: From God the Father, virgin-born
Title: From God the Father, Virgin-Born
Translator: John M. Neale, 1818-66
Publication Date: 1982
Meter: LM
Topic: Baptism of Our Lord, The; Epiphany
Source: Latin office hymn, c. 11th cent.
Language: English
Tune Information
Name: DEUS TUORUM MILITUM
Meter: LM
Key: B♭ Major
Source: Antiphoner, Grenoble, 1753
Copyright: Arrangement: Printed by permission of Dr. Basil Harwood's Executors. Copyright The Public Trustee. Used by permission.



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