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Not a thought of earthly things

Not a thought of earthly things

Translator: Arthur James Mason, 1851-1928
Published in 4 hymnals

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1 Not a thought of earthly things!
Every head in awe be bended:
Christ our God, the King of kings,
comes by angel troops attended.

2 Forth he comes, a Victim he
for the wide world’s need availing,
and his people’s food to be,
with himself their souls regaling.

3 Cherubim with watchful eyes,
seraphim their brows concealing,
powers and principalities,
cry aloud, like thunder pealing.

alleluia, alleluia, alleluia.

Source: CPWI Hymnal #609

Translator: Arthur James Mason, 1851-1928

Mason, Arthur James, M.A., was educated at Trinity College, Cambridge; B.A., in honours, 1872. He became a Fellow of his college in 1873, and Assistant Tutor in 1874. Ordained in 1874, he has since held some important appointments, and is now (1891), Hon. Canon and Canon Missioner of Truro, and Vicar of All Hallows, Barking, City of London, 1884, &c. To the 1889 Supplemental Hymns to Hymns Ancient & Modern, he contributed a translation of the Danish hymn: "0 Jesu! søde Jesu, dig" ("0 Jesu, Blessed Lord, to Thee"), Holy Communion, and the following original hymns:— 1. Church of the living God. The Holy Catholic Church. 2. Hail, Body true, of Mary born, and in the manger laid. Holy Communion. 3. Look down upon us, God of grac… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Not a thought of earthly things
Translator: Arthur James Mason, 1851-1928
Source: Liturgy of St. James, 54h century Greek
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain



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