Christ, our Light
Monday, August 7, 2023
Commemoration of John Mason Neale, Priest, Poet, 1866

Thou hallowed chosen morn of praise,
That best and greatest shinest!
Lady and Queen and Day of days,
Of things divine, divinest!
On thee our praises Christ adore
For ever and for evermore.
Come, let us taste the Vine’s new fruit
For heavenly joy preparing:
Today the branches with the Root
In Resurrection sharing:
Whom as True God our hymns adore
For ever and for evermore.
Rise, Sion, rise, and looking forth,
Behold thy children round thee!
From East and West, and South and North,
Thy scatter’d sons have found thee!
And in thy bosom Christ adore
For ever and for evermore.
O Father! O coequal Son!
O coeternal Spirit!
In Persons Three, in Substance One,
And One in power and merit;
In Thee baptiz’d, we Thee adore
For ever and for evermore!
... John of Damascus (c.676-749) & John Mason Neale (1818-1866), Hymns of the Eastern Church, London: J. T. Hayes, 1870, p. 105-106 (see the book; see also John 16:16; Matt. 16:21; 28:5-7; Mark 16:6-7; Luke 24:46-47; John 20:17; more at Christ, Day, Easter, Father, God, Heaven, Praise, Resurrection, Son, Today)

Compilation Copyright, 1996-2023, by Robert McAnally Adams,
        Curator, Christian Quotation of the Day,
        with Robert Douglas, principal contributor
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