1 Eternal Monarch, King most high,
Whose blood hath brought redemption nigh,
By whom the death of Death was wrought
And conquering grace’s battle fought.
2 Ascending to the throne of might,
And seated at the Father’s right,
All power in heaven is Jesu’s own,
That here his manhood had not known.
3 Yea, angels tremble when they see
How changed is our humanity;
That flesh hath purged what flesh had stained,
And God, the flesh of God, hath reigned.
4 Be thou our joy and strong defence,
Who art our future recompense:
So shall the light that springs from thee
Be ours through all eternity.
5 O risen Christ, ascended Lord,
All praise to thee let earth accord,
Who art, while endless ages run,
With Father and with Spirit One.
|First Line:||Eternal Monarch, King most high|
|Latin Title:||Aeterne Rex altissime|
|Translator:||J. M. Neale, 1818-66|
|Topic:||The Christian Year: Ascensiontide; Office Hymn|
|Source:||Latin, c. 5th century|
|Name:||AD CENAM AGNI|
|Copyright:||Arr. By permission of Oxford Univeristy Press (from "English Praise")|
|Easter Music for Manuals, Set 2|