1. Let thine example, holy John, remind us,
Ere we can meetly sing thy deeds of wonder,
Hearts must be chastened, and the bonds that bind us
2. Lo! a swift angel, from the skies descending,
Tells to thy father what shall be thy naming;
All thy life’s greatness to its bitter ending
3. But when he doubted what the angel told him
Came to him dumbness to confirm the story;
At thine appearing, healed again behold him,
Chanting thy glory!
4. Oh! what a splendor and a revelation
Came to each mother, at thy joyful leaping,
Greeting thy Monarch, King of every nation,
In the womb sleeping.
5. Angels in orders everlasting praise Thee,
God, in Thy triune majesty tremendous,
Hark to the prayers we, penitents, upraise Thee:
Save and defend us.
Source: The Cyber Hymnal #4041
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|The Cyber Hymnal #4041||Let Thine Example||Let thine example, holy John, remind us||ISTE CONFESSOR||Paul the Deacon; Richard E. Roberts||22.214.171.124||<cite>The English Hymnal</cite> (London: Oxford University Press, 1906), number 223|