Thou Hallowed Chosen Morn of Praise

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 scattered sons have found thee!
And in thy bosom CHRIST adore
For ever and for evermore.

O FATHER! O co-equal SON!
O co-eternal Spirit!
In Persons Three, in Substance One,
And One in power and merit;
In Thee baptized, we Thee adore
For ever and for evermore!

Translator: John Mason Neale (1862)
Author: John of Damascus, Saint (780)

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