Sticheron Idiomelon (Hymn of Anatolius)

Firm through the endless years

Translator: John Brownlie
Published in 1 hymnal

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Firm through the endless years,
Thy kingdom stands secure,
And Thy dominion evermore,
Through ages shall endure.

Thou from the Holy Ghost,
Incarnate cam'st to earth,
And, Christ our God! didst stoop
To share man's lowly birth.

Thou cam'st on us to shine,
Light from Eternal Light!
And now the Father's brightness rests
On those who dwelt in night.

O, everything that breathes,
To Thee gives homage now--
The glory of Almighty God,
The Father's image, Thou.

O Thou Who shinest forth,
Incarnate God most High,
Who art, and wast in ages gone,
To us bring mercy nigh.

Hymns of the Holy Eastern Church, 1902

Translator: John Brownlie

Brownlie, John, was born at Glasgow, Aug. 6, 1857, 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: Firm through the endless years
Title: Sticheron Idiomelon (Hymn of Anatolius)
Greek Title: ἡ βασιλεία σου, Χριστὲ ὁ Θεὸς
Translator: John Brownlie
Source: Menaion, December 25, p. 192


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