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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