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From My Lips in Their Defilement

From my lips in their defilement

Author: St. John of Damascus
Tune: LITANY (Hervey)
Published in 3 hymnals

Author: St. John of Damascus

Eighth-century Greek poet John of Damascus (b. Damascus, c. 675; d. St. Sabas, near Jerusalem, c. 754) is especially known for his writing of six canons for the major festivals of the church year. John's father, a Christian, was an important official at the court of the Muslim caliph in Damascus. After his father's death, John assumed that position and lived in wealth and honor. At about the age of forty, however, he became dissatisfied with his life, gave away his possessions, freed his slaves, and entered the monastery of St. Sabas in the desert near Jerusalem. One of the last of the Greek fathers, John became a great theologian in the Eastern church. He defended the church's use of icons, codified the practices of Byzantine chant, and wr… Go to person page >

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First Line: From my lips in their defilement
Title: From My Lips in Their Defilement
Author: St. John of Damascus
Copyright: Public Domain



Instances (1 - 3 of 3)

Hymnal of the Society of the Companions of the Holy Cross #21

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Hymns of the Ages (3rd series) #97

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Songs of the Soul #293

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