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Troparia (from the Canon of the Resurrection): Ode VII

Word of God, Who by Thy will

Translator: John Brownlie
Published in 1 hymnal

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Word of God, Who by Thy will
Madest all things as we see them;
By Thy glorious Passion, Thou,
From the shade of death didst free them.

We would join the glad refrain,
Ceaseless sung by all creation,
To the praise of Him whose works
Wake our souls to adoration.

Shattered now the bars of death,
Hades' gates are burst asunder,
For the Word of life arose
While creation gazed in wonder.

To Thy Name eternal praise
Every heart and voice engages;
All Thy works exalt Thy Name,
Through the endless course of ages.

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 >

Text Information

First Line: Word of God, Who by Thy will
Title: Troparia (from the Canon of the Resurrection): Ode VII
Greek Title: ὁ βουλήσει ἅπαντα ποιῶν
Translator: John Brownlie
Meter: 7.8.7.8
Source: Parakletike, p. 9
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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