The Epiphany, or the Manifestation of Christ to the Gentiles.
Lord God of Hosts, how great Thy might
when ancient Israel leading,
Thou gav’st a guide by day, by night,
in cloud and fire succeeding.
Thy love, O God, how manifest
when Thy great Name confessing,
Thou gav’st Thy people peace and rest,
Canaan’s bright land possessing.
O God, as time still onward ran,
a daystar Thou didst send us,
The guiding beam for Gentile man
in mercy to befriend us.
Admitted to Thy covenant grace,
to Thee by faith belonging,
behold the ransomed Gentile race
around Thy chariot thronging.
Admit us to Thy glorious love
when death our life is bringing,
that we may all rejoice above
in endless glory singing,
To Thee, our Lord, who died for us,
yet rose again in glory,
in Thy ascension filling up
salvation’s wondrous story.
|Text||attr. Eliza Humphreys|
desc. Alan Gray (1855-1935)
O God, who by the leading of a star didst manifest thy only begotten Son to the Gentiles; mercifully grant, that we, which know thee now by faith, may after this life have the fruition of thy glorious Godhead; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.