1 Th'eternal gifts of Christ the King,
th'apostles' glory, let us sing;
and all, with hearts of gladness, raise
due hymns of thankful love and praise.
2 Theirs is the steadfast faith of saints,
and hope that never yields nor faints,
and love of Christ in perfect glow
that lays the prince of this world low.
3 In them the Father's glory shone,
in them the will of God the Son,
in them exults the Holy Ghost,
through them rejoice the heav'nly host.
4 To thee, Redeemer, now we cry,
that thou wouldst join to them on high
thy servants, who this grace implore,
for ever and for evermore.
Source: Complete Anglican Hymns Old and New #639
|First Line:||The eternal gifts of Christ the King, The Apostle's glory let us sing|
|Title:||The Eternal Gifts of Christ the King|
|Latin Title:||Aeterna Christi munera|
|Translator:||J. M. Neale|