135 Epiphany

 

1. Songs of thankfulness and praise,

Jesus, Lord, to thee we raise,

manifested by the star

to the sages from afar;

branch of royal Davidís stem

in thy birth at Bethlehem;

anthems be to thee addressed,

God in man made manifest.

 

2. Manifest at Jordanís stream,

Prophet, Priest, and King supreme;

and at Cana, wedding guest,

in thy God-head manifest;

manifest in power divine,

changing water into wine;

anthems be to thee addressed,

God in man made manifest.

 

3. Manifest in making whole

palsied limbs and fainting soul;

manifest in valiant fight,

quelling all the devilís might;

manifest in gracious will,

ever bringing good from ill;

anthems be to thee addressed,

God in man made manifest.

 

4. Manifest on mountain height,

shining in resplendent light,

where disciples filled with awe

thy transfigured glory saw.

When from there thou leddest them

steadfast to Jerusalem,

cross and Easter Day attest,

God in man made manifest.

 

Words: Sts. 1-3 Christopher Wordsworth (1807-1885); st 4, F. Bland Tucker (1895-1984) Music: Salzburg, melody Jakob Hintze (1622-1702); harm. Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)