Why, impious Herod, should’st thou fearTune: ST. VENANTIUS
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1 Why, impious Herod, shouldst thou fear
Because the Christ is come so near?
He who doth heavenly kingdoms grant
Thine earthly realm can never want.
2 Lo, sages from the East are gone
To where the star hath newly shone:
Led on by light to Light they press,
And by their gifts their God confess.
3 The Lamb of God is manifest
Again in Jordan’s water blest,
And he who sin had never known
By washing hath our sins undone.
4 Yet he that ruleth everything
Can change the nature of the spring,
And gives at Cana this for sign--
The water reddens into wine.
5 Then glory, Lord, to thee we pay
For thine Epiphany to-day;
All glory through eternity
To Father, Son, and Spirit be. Amen.
Source: The New English Hymnal #46a
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|Instances (1 - 4 of 4)||Title||First Line||Tune||Tune Key||Author||Meter||Scripture||Date||Subject||Source|
|Small Church Music #4811||St. Venantius||Why, impious Herod, shouldst thou fear||ST. VENANTIUS||Sedulius||188.8.131.52|
|The Cyber Hymnal #7493||Why, Impious Herod, Shouldst Thou Fear||Why, impious Herod, shouldst thou fear||ST. VENANTIUS||Percy Dearmer; Caelius Sedulius||LM||Translation in <cite>The English Hymnal</cite> (London: Oxford University Press, 1906)|
|The New English Hymnal #46a||Why, impious Herod, shouldst thou fear||VENI REDEMPTOR||Caelius Sedulius; Percy Dearmer, 1867-1936||1986||The Christian Year | Epiphany; Office Hymn ||
|The New English Hymnal #46b||Why, impious Herod, shouldst thou fear||ST VENANTIUS||Caelius Sedulius; Percy Dearmer, 1867-1936||1986||The Christian Year | Epiphany; Office Hymn ||