Hail Redeemer, King divine

Hail Redeemer, King divine. Patrick Brennan (1877-1952). This hymn appeared in four verses, with refrain (beginning ‘Angels, saints and nations sing’), in WH (1940), set to a tune by Johann Schop*, WERDE MUNTER, originally composed for the hymn by Johann Rist*: Hail, Redeemer, King divine!Priest and Lamb, the throne is thine,King, whose reign shall never cease,Prince of everlasting peace.   Angels, saints and nations sing   ‘Praised be Jesus Christ, our King;   Lord of life, earth, sky and sea,   King of love on Calvary.’ It was then included in a three-verse text, omitting verse 4, ‘Shepherd-King, o’er mountains steep’, in two more recent Roman Catholic books, The Parish Hymn Book...

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