Troparia (From the Canon for Apocreos): Ode III

When Christ the Lord shall come, Who unashamed shall greet Him?

Translator: John Brownlie
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When Christ the Lord shall come,
Who unashamed shall greet Him?
Be ready, thou my soul,
And go thou forth to meet Him.

When anger clouds Thy face,
How shall I then adore Thee?
In mercy spare me Lord,
When bowed with grief before Thee.

To Thee my cry ascends,
O God, in mercy save me;
And when Thy judgment comes,
Let not my sins enslave me.

Hymns of the Holy Eastern Church, 1902

Translator: John Brownlie

Brownlie, John, was born at Glasgow, Aug. 6, 1859, 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: When Christ the Lord shall come, Who unashamed shall greet Him?
Title: Troparia (From the Canon for Apocreos): Ode III
Greek Title: ὁ κύριος ἔρχηται
Translator: John Brownlie
Meter: 6.7.6.7
Source: Triodion, p. 20
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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