Him Whom The Skies, The Earth, The Sea

Him whom the skies, the earth, the sea

Translator: Richard Mant
Tune: EVAN (Havergal)
Published in 1 hymnal

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Representative Text

1 Him whom the skies, the earth, the sea
Confess, adore, declare,
Lord of that threefold regency,
Behold a virgin bear!

2 Him whom the light, and time, and space
Obey, and own His reign,
Behold, indued with heavenly grace,
An earthly maid contain!

3 O blest was she, that virgin bland,
Whom He, the Lord of all,
That grasps yon concave in His hand,
His mother deigned to call.

4 Blest, whom the angel hailed, on whom
The Holy Ghost came down;
Whose Son, desired their health to come,
Their health the nations own!

5 But blest, more blest than she, are they
By whom His will is done,
Who hear His precepts, and obey
The Father in the Son.

6 To Thee, eternal Son of God,
Here born of lowly maid,
Is glory in the Godhead owned,
To Thee be glory paid!

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #10697

Translator: 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 >

Text Information

First Line: Him whom the skies, the earth, the sea
Title: Him Whom The Skies, The Earth, The Sea
Latin Title: Quem Terra, Pontus, Sidera
Translator: Richard Mant
Source: Tr.: Ancient Hymns from the Roman Breviary (London, J. G. & F. Rivington, 1837)
Language: English
Notes: Author unknown. Julian, page 294, says it is incorrectly attributed to Venantius Fortunatus.
Copyright: Public Domain


EVAN (Havergal)

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The Cyber Hymnal #10697
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The Cyber Hymnal #10697

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