13 June 2010

Hymn to Jesus

It seemed to me a good time to post this hymn again. Christe eleison imas.

Jesus, Son of Mary,
David's heir, we praise thee.

King and High Priest, we acclaim thee:

Splendour of the heavens

As a tiny baby

Child divine of our dear Lady!

Earth doth stand

In thy hand

Past and future holding,

Love and grace enfolding.

Jesus, raised by Joseph,
Master of construction,

Artist and source of instruction.

Worker of great wonders,
To life raising Lazarus,
Bearer of our sins and sadness.

Nails and cross,

Blood and loss,

Sacrifice and mystery --

Masterpiece of mercy.

Jesus Christ, now risen,

In thy mercy listen

To our needs and each petition.

Show us how to serve thee

At this urgent hour.

How we need thy grace and power!

Earth still spins

Mired in sins.

People God-defying.

Innocents are crying.

Jesus, good Physician,
Heal thy Church we pray thee.

By thy Blood defend her daily.

Purify the nations.

Cleanse the ranks of shepherds.

Wash away all false endeavours.

Let us be

One with thee,

Will and purpose pleasing,

Heart and soul appealing.

Words: Copyright © 2002 Vincent Wm. Uher III.
Music: Tysk