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Come, keep this Feast, who holy things revere

Come, keep this Feast, who holy things revere

Author: Saint Nektarios (1909); Translator: John Brownlie (1911)
Published in 1 hymnal

Full Text

Come, keep this Feast, who holy things revere,
And with pure minds, your Lord adore with fear.

Lo, to the Jordan on this sacred day,
The Bridegroom from His chamber took His way.

Jordan affrighted, on its course was stayed;
The Baptist heard His voice and was dismayed.

“How can I hold that sacred Head of Thine,
O Word of God, Immortal, and Divine?”

Then, from the Father, in the heaven above,
The Holy Ghost descended as a Dove.

While on the Christ the dove-like form abode,
And Jordan’s parted waters o’er Him flowed.

“This is my Son,” the Father spake from heaven,
“Who, for the lost of Adam’s race was given.”

Illumine us, we sing, O Christ the Lord,
Glory to Thee, O Thou Incarnate Word!

Hymns from the Morningland, 1911

Author: Saint Nektarios

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Translator: John Brownlie

Brownlie, John, was born at Glasgow, Aug. 6, 1859, and was educated at Glasgow University, and at the Free Church College in the same city. In 1884 he was licensed by the Presbytery of Glasgow; in 1885 he became Assistant Minister of the Free Church, Portpatrick, and on the death of the Senior Minister in 1890 he entered upon the full charge of the Church there. He has interested himself in educational matters, became a Member of the local School Board in 1888, a governor of Stranraer High School in 1897, and Chairman of the governors in 1901. His hymnological works are:— 1. The Hymns and Hymnwriters of the [Scottish] Church Hymnary, 1899. This is a biographical, historical, and critical companion to that hymnal, and is well done and… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Come, keep this Feast, who holy things revere
Greek Title: Δεῦτε καὶ μιμησώμεθα ἐν τῇ παρούσῃ ἑορτῇ
Translator: John Brownlie (1911)
Author: Saint Nektarios (1909)
Meter: 10.10
Language: English
Publication Date: 1911
Copyright: This text in in the public domain in the United States because it was published before 1923.