Ah, holy Jesu, how hast thou offended ~ Lyrics
Judge eternal, throned in splendour,
Lord of lords and King of kings,
with thy living fire of judgement
purge this realm of bitter things:
solace all its wide dominion
with the healing of thy wings.
Still the weary folk are pining
for the hour that brings release:
and the city’s crowded clangour
cries aloud for sin to cease;
and the homesteads and the woodlands
plead in silence for their peace.
Crown, O God, thine own endeavour;
cleave our darkness with thy sword;
feed thy people’s hungry spirits
with the richness of thy word:
cleanse the body of this nation
through the glory of the Lord.
Meter: 87 87 87. Lyricist: Henry Scott Holland (1847 – 1918). Public Domain.
Rhuddlan ~ Recording
- Tune: Rhuddlan, a traditional Welsh melody, composer unknown. Public Domain.
- Performance ℗ 2016 Richard M S Irwin. Certain rights reserved.
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