154. The Transfiguration—Matins

{268}
Quicunque Christum quśritis.


O YE who seek the Lord,

    Lift up your eyes on high,

For there He doth the Sign accord

    Of His bright majesty.


We see a dazzling sight

    That shall outlive all time,

Older than depth or starry height,
    Limitless and sublime.


'Tis He for Israel's fold

    And heathen tribes decreed,

The King to Abraham pledged of old

    And his unfailing seed. {269}


Prophets foretold His birth,

    And witness'd when He came,

The Father speaks to all the earth

    To hear, and own His name.


To Jesus, who displays

    To babes His beaming face,

Be, with the Father, endless praise,

    And with the Spirit of grace. Amen.

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