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ODE VIII.

9,8,9,8,7,5,7,5

Joseph of the Studium

Hirmos. “HIM OF THE FATHER.” (p. 133.)

τον εν δυσι ταις ουσιαις.

Catavasia.

Of twofold natures, CHRIST, the Giver

Of immortality and love,

Ascendeth to the FATHER’s glory,

Ascendeth to the Throne above:

Wherefore He, this glorious morn,

Be by all adored:

Thou That liftest up our horn,

Holy art Thou, LORD!

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Slaves are set free, and captives ransomed:

The Nature that He made at first

He now presenteth to the FATHER,

The chains of her damnation burst:

This the cause that He was born,

Adam’s race restored:

Thou That liftest up our horn,

Holy art Thou, LORD!

Emptied awhile of all His brightness,

He entered thus the glorious fight;

O’erthrew the foe, mankind exalted

Far above every Pow’r and Might:

Therefore bare He pains and scorn,

Calvary’s heart-blood poured:—

Thou That liftest up our horn,

Holy art Thou, LORD!

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Praising the LORD they stood, the Martyr Three,

Untouched amidst the fire, and wholly free:

With them associate, let the world’s wide frame

To Him Whose healing dew restrained the flame,

Send up the hymn of praise, and magnify His Name!

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