Hark! Heard Ye Not The Ancient Seer?

Hark! heard ye not the ancient seer

Author: Richard Mant
Tune: DEUS TUORUM MILITUM
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1 Hark! heard ye not the ancient seer,
While thus the wondrous promise ran?
A virgin shall conceive, and bear
A son, Immanuel, God with man!

2 Hark! hear ye not the angel bring
His answering message from the sky?
Hail, virgin blest, from whom shall spring
A son, the Son of God most high!

3 O Thou, who didst not scorn below,
The Son of Man, with us to dwell,
And us Thy Father’s glory show,
The Son of God, Immanuel.

4 Thou, for our sake incarnate made,
Thy Godhead, lo! with faith we own,
Or in a servant’s form arrayed,
Or partner of Thy Father’s throne.

5 O Jesus, glory be to Thee,
Returned to Thy celestial rest,
Throned with Thy Father’s majesty,
In union with the Spirit blest.

Author: Richard Mant

Mant, Richard D.D., son of the Rev. Richard Mant, Master of the Grammar School, Southampton, was born at Southampton, Feb. 12, 1776. He was educated at Winchester and Trinity, Oxford (B.A. 1797, M.A., 1799). At Oxford he won the Chancellor's prize for an English essay: was a Fellow of Oriel, and for some time College Tutor. On taking Holy Orders he was successively curate to his father, then of one or two other places, Vicar of Coggeshall, Essex, 1810; Domestic Chaplain to the Archbishop of Canterbury, 1813, Rector of St. Botolph, Bishopsgate, London. 1816, and East Horsley, 1818, Bishop of Killaloe, 1820, of Down and Connor, 1823, and of Dromore, 1842. He was also Bampton Lecturer in 1811. He died Nov. 2, 1848. His prose works were numerou… Go to person page >

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First Line: Hark! heard ye not the ancient seer
Title: Hark! Heard Ye Not The Ancient Seer?
Author: Richard Mant
Meter: 8.8.8.8
Source: Ancient Hymns from the Roman Breviary (London, J. G. & F. Rivington, 1837)
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain

Tune

DEUS TUORUM MILITUM

DEUS TUORUM MILITUM (sometimes called GRENOBLE) was published in France in the 1753 Grenoble Antiphoner as a setting for the text "Deus tuorum militum" (“The God of Your Soldiers”). One of the finest French diocesan tunes from the eighteenth century, it represents a departure in Roman Catholic h…

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