128b. Eternal Monarch, King most high

1 Eternal Monarch, King most high,
Whose blood hath brought redemption nigh,
By whom the death of Death was wrought
And conquering grace’s battle fought:

2 Ascending to the throne of might,
And seated at the Father’s right,
All power in heaven is Jesu’s own,
That here his manhood had not known.

3 Yea, angels tremble when they see
How changed is our humanity;
That flesh hath purged what flesh had stained,
And God, the flesh of God, hath reigned.

4 Be thou our joy and strong defence,
Who art our future recompense:
So shall the light that springs from thee
Be ours through all eternity.

5 O risen Christ, ascended Lord,
All praise to thee let earth accord,
Who art, while endless ages run,
With Father and with Spirit One.

Amen.

Text Information
First Line: Eternal Monarch, King most high
Latin Title: Aeterne Rex altissime
Translator: J. M. Neale, 1818-66
Publication Date: 1986
Topic: The Christian Year: Ascensiontide; Office Hymn
Source: Latin, c. 5th century
Tune Information
Name: GONFALON ROYAL
Composer: Percy Buck, 1871-1947
Meter: LM
Key: G Major
Copyright: By permission of Oxford University Press (adapted from the composer's short anthem "O Sons and Daughters' published by The Royal School of Church Music



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