Order of Holy Unction

Thou Christ alone art great

Translator: John Brownlie
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Thou Christ alone art great,
In Thee we ever find
Infinite love and tenderness,
And mercy wondrous kind.

Now in Thy love divine,
Come to the sufferers' aid;
In mercy Lord be merciful,
On Whom our wounds were laid.

Thy sanctifying grace,
O Christ send from above;
Seal Thou our souls and bodies now,
And heal us all in love.

Hymns of the Holy Eastern Church, 1902

Translator: John Brownlie

Brownlie, John, was born at Glasgow, Aug. 6, 1857, and was educated at Glasgow University, and at the Free Church College in the same city. In 1884 he was licensed by the Presbytery of Glasgow; in 1885 he became Assistant Minister of the Free Church, Portpatrick, and on the death of the Senior Minister in 1890 he entered upon the full charge of the Church there. He has interested himself in educational matters, became a Member of the local School Board in 1888, a governor of Stranraer High School in 1897, and Chairman of the governors in 1901. His hymnological works are:— 1. The Hymns and Hymnwriters of the [Scottish] Church Hymnary, 1899. This is a biographical, historical, and critical companion to that hymnal, and is well done and… Go to person page >

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First Line: Thou Christ alone art great
Title: Order of Holy Unction
Greek Title: σὺ μόνος ὢν θαυμαστὸς, καὶ ἐν ἀνθρώποις τοῖς πιστοῖς ἵλεως
Translator: John Brownlie
Source: Euchologion, p. 261
Language: English
Publication Date: 1902
Copyright: This text in in the public domain in the United States because it was published before 1923.


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