Lord Of Creation, Bow Thine Ear, O Christ, To Hear

This hymn was used for Vespers I & Matins in the Common of the Apostles & Evangelists in the Sarum Breviary.

This is the original text of this hymn as it appears in The English Hymnal (1906) where it is listed as the Evening and Morning Office Hymn for the Common of Apostles and Evangelists:

Lord of Creation, bow thine ear, O Christ, to hear
The intercession of thy servant true and dear,
That we unworthy, who have trespassed in thy sight,
May live before thee where he dwells in glorious light.

O God our Saviour, look on thine inheritance,
Sealed by the favour shining from thy countenance;
That no false spirit bring to nought the souls of price
Bought by the merit of thy perfect Sacrifice.

We bear the burden of our guilt and enmity,
Until thy pardon lift the heart from slavery;
Then through the spending of thy life-blood, King of grace,
Grant us unending triumph in thy holy place.

To thee the glorious Christ, our Saviour manifest,
All wreaths victorious, praise and worship be addrest,
Whom with the living Father humbly we adore,
And the life-giving Spirit, God for evermore. Amen.

Words: Anonymous, ca. 11th C.; tr. Thomas A. Lacey, 1906.
Chant Tune: “Annue Christe” Gregorian Chant, Mode I, traditional.
Tune (The English Hymnal):Annue Christe” Fran­çois de la Feill­ée, Nou­velle Mé­thode du Plain-Chant, 1782.


The original Latin text of this hymn may be found here.

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musings of a young Catholic aspiring to be faithful to his Lord and God Jesus Christ through His Holy Catholic Church
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