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Jesu Redeemer of the world, Before the earliest dawn of light

Jesu Redeemer of the world, Before the earliest dawn of light

Author: Edward Caswall
Tune: GERMANY (Gardiner)
Published in 11 hymnals

Printable scores: PDF, Noteworthy Composer
Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 Jesu, Redeemer of the world!
Who, ere the earliest dawn of light,
Wast from eternal ages born,
Immense in glory as in might.

2 Immortal hope of all mankind!
In whom the Father’s face we see;
Hear Thou the prayers Thy people pour
This day throughout the world to Thee.

3 Remember, O Creator Lord!
That in the virgin’s sacred womb
Thou wast conceived, and of her flesh
Didst our mortality assume.

4 This ever blest recurring day
Its witness bears, that all alone,
From Thy own Father’s bosom forth,
To save the world Thou camest down.

5 O Day! to which the seas and sky,
And earth and Heav’n, glad welcome sing;
O Day! which healed our misery,
And brought on earth salvation’s king.

6 We too, O Lord, who have been cleansed
In Thy own fount of blood divine,
Offer the tribute of sweet song,
On this blest natal day of thine.

7 O Jesu! born of virgin bright,
Immortal glory be to Thee;
Praise to the Father infinite,
And Holy Ghost eternally.

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #12428

Author: Edward Caswall

Edward Caswall was born in 1814, at Yately, in Hampshire, where his father was a clergyman. In 1832, he went to Brasenose College, Oxford, and in 1836, took a second-class in classics. His humorous work, "The Art of Pluck," was published in 1835; it is still selling at Oxford, having passed through many editions. In 1838, he was ordained Deacon, and in 1839, Priest. He became perpetural Curate of Stratford-sub-Castle in 1840. In 1841, he resigned his incumbency and visited Ireland. In 1847, he joined the Church of Rome. In 1850, he was admitted into the Congregation of the Oratory at Birmingham, where he has since remained. He has published several works in prose and poetry. --Annotations of the Hymnal, Charles Hutchins, M.A. 1872… Go to person page >

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First Line: Jesu Redeemer of the world, Before the earliest dawn of light
Author: Edward Caswall
Copyright: Public Domain



The Cyber Hymnal #12428
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The Cyber Hymnal #12428

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