Thy Birth upon our world hath given

Translator: John Brownlie
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Thy Birth upon our world hath given,
O Christ, the truth from highest heaven;
And they who served the stars of night,
Are taught to own a truer Light.
Led by the stars' ethereal sheen,
The Sun of Righteousness is seen;
And night that in their bosom dwells,
The Dayspring from on high dispels.

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: Thy Birth upon our world hath given
Title: Apolutikion
Greek Title: ἡ γέννησίς σου Χριστὲ ὁ Θεὸς ἡμῶν
Translator: John Brownlie
Meter: D
Source: Horologion, p. 252


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