Stand on Thy Watch-tower, Habakkuk the SeerTranslator: John Mason Neale (1862); Author: St. John of Damascus (780)
Published in 3 hymnals
Stand on thy watch-tower, Habakkuk the Seer,
And show the Angel, radiant in his light:
‘Today,’ saith he, ‘Salvation shall appear,
‘Because the LORD hath ris’n, as GOD of Might.’
The male that opes the Virgin’s womb is He;
The Lamb of Whom His faithful people eat;
Our truer Passover from blemish free;
Our very GOD, Whose name is all complete.
This yearling Lamb, our Sacrifice most blest,
Our glorious Crown, for all men freely dies:
Behold our Pascha, beauteous from His rest,
The healing Sun of Righteousness arise.
Before the ark, a type to pass away,
David of old time danced: we, holier race,
Seeing the Antitype come forth today,
Hail, with a shout, CHRIST’s own Almighty grace.
|Instances (1 - 3 of 3)||Title||First Line||Tune||Tune Key||Author||Meter||Scripture||Date||Subject||Source|
|Hymns and Poetry of the Eastern Church #116b||Stand on thy watchtower, Habakkuk the Seer||Stand on thy watchtower, Habakkuk the Seer||Neale; John of Damascus||1908|
|Hymns of the Eastern Church (5th ed.) #98||Stand on Thy Watch-tower, Habakkuk the Seer||Stand on Thy Watch-tower, Habakkuk the Seer||John Damascene; John Mason Neale||10,10,10,10||1866|
|Resurgit: a Collection of Hymns and Songs of the Resurrection #d124||Stand on thy watch tower, Habakkuk the Seer||Stand on thy watch tower, Habakkuk the Seer||John M. Neale; John Mason Neale; John of Damascus||1879|