Conquering kings their titles take

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1 Conquering kings their titles take
From the foes they captive make;
Jesus, by a nobler deed,
From the thousands he hath freed.

2 Yea, none other Name is given
Unto mortals under heaven,
Which can make the dead arise,
And exalt them to the skies.

3 Rather gladly for that Name
Bear the Cross, endure the shame;
Joyfully for him to die
Is not death but victory. A-men.

4 Jesus, who dost condescend
To be called the sinner's friend,
Hear us, as to thee we pray,
Glorying in thy Name to-day.

5 Glory to the Father be,
Glory, Holy Son, to thee,
Glory to the Holy Ghost,
From the saints and angel-host.


Source: Service Book and Hymnal of the Lutheran Church in America #509

Translator: John Chandler

John Chandler, one of the most successful translators of hymns, was born at Witley in Surrey, June 16, 1806. He was educated at Corpus Christi College, Oxford, B.A. 1827, M.A. 1830. Ordained deacon in 1831 and priest in 1832, he succeeded his father as the patron and vicar of Whitley, in 1837. His first volume, entitled The Hymns of the Primitive Church, now first Collected, Translated and Arranged, 1837, contained 100 hymns, for the most part ancient, with a few additions from the Paris Breviary of 1736. Four years later, he republished this volume under the title of hymns of the Church, mostly primitive, collected, translated and arranged for public use, 1841. Other publications include a Life of William of Wykeham, 1842, and Horae s… Go to person page >

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First Line: Conquering kings their titles take
Latin Title: Victis sibi cognomina
Translator: John Chandler (1837, alt., cento.)
Source: Latin; Paris Breviary, 1736
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain



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