Sent From His Heavenly Throne On High

Sent from His heavenly throne on high

Author: Charles Coffin; Translator: W. M. A.
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1 Sent from His heav’nly throne on high,
Let all the world beneath the sky
Adore the Savior newly come,
The Prince born today of virgin womb.

2 He who created Heaven and earth
Is clothèd in frame of mortal birth;
That flesh by flesh may be set free,
Nor His own creatures ruined be.

3 The Word which ere time’s course began,
Forth from His Father’s bosom ran,
Obedient now to time and to death
A helpless Infant draws its breath.

4 On straw the Almighty lays His head,
Nor spurns the manger for His bed;
And He who all creation feeds
The milk of human mother needs.

5 They guide the starry spheres, those hands
That now are wrapped in swathing bands;
All weak and weeping there He lies,
That He may raise us to the skies.

6 Hope of the whole wide earth, that Child,
Who calls us to His cradle mild,
How of such love our fitness prove
Save by return of answering love?

7 All honor, laud and glory be
O Jesus, Mary’s Son, to Thee;
To Father and the Spirit praise
Now and through endless length of days.

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #8385

Author: Charles Coffin

Coffin, Charles, born at Buzaney (Ardennes) in 1676, died 1749, was principal of the college at Beauvais, 1712 (succeeding the historian Rollin), and rector of the University of Paris, 1718. He published in 1727 some, of his Latin poems, for which he was already noted, and in 1736 the bulk of his hymns appeared in the Paris Breviary of that year. In the same year he published them as Hymni Sacri Auctore Carolo Coffin, and in 1755 a complete ed. of his Works was issued in 2 vols. To his Hymni Sacri is prefixed an interesting preface. The whole plan of his hymns, and of the Paris Breviary which he so largely influenced, comes out in his words. "In his porro scribendis Hymnis non tam poetico indulgendunv spiritui, quam nitoro et pietate co… Go to person page >

Translator: W. M. A.

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Text Information

First Line: Sent from His heavenly throne on high
Title: Sent From His Heavenly Throne On High
Latin Title: Missum Redemptorum Polo
Author: Charles Coffin
Translator: W. M. A.
Source: Paris Breviary, 1736
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain


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