As the bridegroom to his chosen
As the bridegroom to his chosen. John Tauler* (ca. 1300-1361), translated by Emma Frances Bevan* (1827-1909). This hymn appeared in the first series of Frances Bevan’s Hymns of Ter Steegen, Suso and Others (1894-97). To date no specific text by Tauler has been identified, and the hymn is thought to have been a paraphrase of some of his ideas, perhaps those preached in a sermon at a nunnery, which referred to the bridegroom. It was reprinted in Bevan’s Hymns of Ter Steegen, Suso and Others (1901, 1904) in five verses with the title ‘My God’ and a reference, ‘Ps lxxiii. 25’ (‘Whom have I in heaven but thee? And there is none upon earth that I desire beside thee.’).
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