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By Fruit, the Ancient Foe's Device

By Fruit, the Ancient Foe's Device

Author: Germanicus; Translator: John Mason Neale (1862)
Published in 1 hymnal

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By fruit, the ancient Foe’s device
Drave Adam forth from Paradise:
CHRIST, by the cross of shame and pain,
Brought back the dying Thief again:
“When in Thy kingdom, LORD,” said he,
“Thou shalt return, remember me!”

Thy Holy Passion we adore
And Resurrection evermore:
With heart and voice to Thee on high,
As Adam and the Thief we cry:
“When in Thy kingdom Thou shalt be
“Victor o’er all things, think of me!”

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Thou, after three appointed days,
Thy Body’s Temple didst upraise:
And Adam’s children, one and all,
With Adam, to New Life didst call:
“When Thou,” they cry, “shalt Victor be
“In that Thy kingdom, think of me!”

Early, O CHRIST, to find Thy Tomb,
The weeping Ointment-bearers come:
The Angel, clothed in white, hath said,
“Why seek the LIVING with the dead?
“The LORD of Life hath burst death’s chain,
“Whom here ye mourn and seek in vain.”

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The Apostles, on Thy Vision bent,
To that appointed mountain went:
And there they worship when they see,
And there the message comes from Thee,
That every race beneath the skies
They should disciple and baptize.

We praise the FATHER, GOD on High,
The Holy SON we magnify:
Nor less our praises shall adore
The HOLY GHOST, for evermore;
This grace, Blest TRINITY, we crave;
Thy suppliant servants hear and save.

Hymns of the Eastern Church, 1866

Author: Germanicus

Germanus, St. [634-734.] One of the Greek hymnwriters, and one of the grandest among the defenders of the Icons. He was born at Constantinople of a patrician family; was ordained there; and became subsequently bishop of Cyzicus. He was present at the Synod of Constantinople in 712, which restored the Monothelite heresy; but in after years he condemned it. He was made patriarch of Constantinople in 715. In 730 he was driven from the see, not without blows, for refusing to yield to the Iconoclastic Emperor Leo the Isaurian. He died shortly afterwards, at the age of one hundred years. His hymns are few. Dr. Neale selects his canon on The Wonder-working Image of Edessa as his most poetical piece (see Neale's Hymns of the Eastern Church, 1862, a… Go to person page >

Translator: John Mason Neale

Neale, John Mason, D.D., was born in Conduit Street, London, on Jan. 24, 1818. He inherited intellectual power on both sides: his father, the Rev. Cornelius Neale, having been Senior Wrangler, Second Chancellor's Medallist, and Fellow of St. John's College, Cambridge, and his mother being the daughter of John Mason Good, a man of considerable learning. Both father and mother are said to have been "very pronounced Evangelicals." The father died in 1823, and the boy's early training was entirely under the direction of his mother, his deep attachment for whom is shown by the fact that, not long before his death, he wrote of her as "a mother to whom I owe more than I can express." He was educated at Sherborne Grammar School, and was afterwards… Go to person page >

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First Line: By Fruit, the Ancient Foe's Device
Author: Germanicus
Translator: John Mason Neale (1862)
Meter: 8.8.8.8.8.8
Language: English

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