From the ΚΥΡΙΑΚΗ ΤΗΣ ΤΥΡΙΝΗΖ: Ode VII

Eternal Ruler, Thou didst will

Translator: John Brownlie
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Eternal Ruler, Thou didst will
To give me form and grace divine;
But lured to sin by serpent skill,
I have provoked that wrath of Thine.
In anger cast me not away,
But call me back, O God, I pray.

Ah! woe is me, a robe of shame
Hides what my stole of light adorned;
Hear me, I call upon Thy name,
My Saviour, let me not be scorned;
In anger cast me not away,
But call me back, O God, I pray.

O, I was wounded in the soul,
And exiled from the joys I knew;
My Saviour, Thou canst make me whole,
And Thou art pitiful and true.
In anger cast me not away,
But call me back, O God, I pray,

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 >

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First Line: Eternal Ruler, Thou didst will
Title: From the ΚΥΡΙΑΚΗ ΤΗΣ ΤΥΡΙΝΗΖ: Ode VII
Greek Title: ὁ δεσπόζων τῶν αἰώνων πάντων κύριος
Translator: John Brownlie
Meter: 8.8.8.8.8.8
Source: Triodion, p. 66
Language: English
Publication Date: 1902
Copyright: This text in in the public domain in the United States because it was published before 1923.
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