Jesus, Son of Mary, Fount of Life Alone

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1 Jesus, Son of Mary,
fount of life alone,
here we hail thee present
on thine altar-throne.

2 Humbly we adore thee,
Lord of endless might,
in the mystic symbols
veiled from earthly sight.

3 Think, O Lord, in mercy
on the souls of those
who, in faith gone from us,
now in death repose.

4 Here 'mid stress and conflict
toils can never cease;
there, the warfare ended,
bid them rest in peace.

5 Often were they wounded
in the deadly strife;
heal them, good Physician,
with the balm of life.

6 Ev'ry taint of evil,
frailty and decay,
good and gracious Saviour,
cleanse and purge away.

7 Rest eternal grant unto them,
after weary fight;
shed on them the radiance
of thy heav'nly light.

Source: Complete Anglican Hymns Old and New #356b

Translator: Edmund Stuart Palmer

Palmer, Edmund Stuart, M.A., was b. Dec. 31, 1856, at Wherwell Priory, Hants, and educated at the Univ. of Edinburgh (M.B. and C.M., 1882) and Cuddesdon College. He was ordained D. 1889, P. 1890, as curate of St. Saviour's, Leeds; was from 1893 to 1901 on the staff of the Universities Mission at Zanzibar, and in 1904 became Vicar of Kirton in Holland, Lines. While at Zanzibar he wrote, in Swahili, a hymn for the Holy Communion, beginning “Yesu Bin Mariamu," printed in the U.M.C. A. Hymn Book. He translation it into English as "Jesu, Son of Mary, Fount of life alone," and this, privately printed in 1902, was re-written for The English Hymnal, 1906, No. 356. [Rev. James Mearns, M.A.] --John Julian, Dictionary of Hy… Go to person page >

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First Line: Jesus, Son of Mary, Fount of life alone
Title: Jesus, Son of Mary, Fount of Life Alone
Translator: Edmund Stuart Palmer
Meter: 11.11.11.11
Source: Swahili
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain

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Complete Anglican Hymns Old and New #356a

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Complete Anglican Hymns Old and New #356b

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Complete Anglican Hymns Old and New #356c

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Hymnal 1982: according to the use of the Episcopal Church #357

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