Her virgin eyes saw God incarnate bornAuthor: Thomas Ken
Tune: FARLEY CASTLE
Published in 7 hymnals
1 Her Virgin eyes saw God incarnate born,
when she to Bethlem came that happy morn:
how high her raptures then began to swell,
none but her own omniscient Son can tell.
2 As Eve, when she her fontal sin reviewed,
wept for herself and all she should include,
blest Mary, with man's Saviour in embrace,
joyed for herself and for all human race.
3 All saints are by her Son's dear influence blest;
she kept the very fountain at her breast:
the Son adored and nursed by the sweet Maid
a thousandfold oflove for love repaid.
4 Heaven with transcendent joys her entrance graced,
near to his throne her Son his Mother placed;
and here below, now she's of heaven possest,
all generations are to call her blest.
Source: Ancient and Modern: hymns and songs for refreshing worship #314
Her Virgin eyes saw God incarnate born. T. Ken. [The Mother of our Lord.] This, in The English Hymnal, 1906, No. 217, is a cento of lines gathered together from a poem entitled "Sion: or, Philothea," in Bp. Ken's Works, 1721, vol. iv., pp. 370, &c.; the cento beginning at the line "When she to Bethlem came that happy morn." [Rev. James Mearns, M.A.]
--John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology, New Supplement (1907)
|Instances (1 - 4 of 4)||Title||First Line||Tune||Tune Key||Author||Meter||Scripture||Date||Subject||Source|
|Ancient and Modern: hymns and songs for refreshing worship #314||Her Virgin eyes saw God incarnate born||Her Virgin eyes saw God incarnate born||FARLEY CASTLE||Thomas Ken (1637-1711)||10 10 10 10||Luke 1:41-45||2013||Blessed Virgin Mary | ; Church Year | Christmas; Heaven | ; Mary | ; Saints ||
|Common Praise: A new edition of Hymns Ancient and Modern #239||Her Virgin eyes saw God incarnate born||Her Virgin eyes saw God incarnate born||FARLEY CASTLE||Thomas Ken||10 10 10 10||Genesis 3:16; Luke 1:46-48; Luke 2:4-7||2000||Blessed Virgin Mary ||
|Hymns Ancient & Modern, New Standard Edition #310||Her Virgin eyes saw God incarnate born||Her Virgin eyes saw God incarnate born||1983|
|The New English Hymnal #182||Her Virgin eyes saw God incarnate born||Her Virgin eyes saw God incarnate born||FARLEY CASTLE||Thomas Ken, 1637-1711||10 10 10 10||1986||The Blessed Virgin Mary | ; The Christian Year | Festivals and Other Holy Days: Proper; The Annunciation | March 25th|