Jesu, Name all names above
Jesu, Name all names above. Theoctistus of the Studium* (d. ca. 890), translated by John Mason Neale* (1818-1866).
Neale wrote of this hymn, ‘Iesou glukutate’, and its writer: ‘He is said to have been a friend of S. Joseph; but is known to us by the “Suppliant Canon to Jesus,” to be found at the end of the Paracletice. The following is a Cento formed from it.’ The ‘cento’, or selection, comprised six 8-line stanzas, printed in Hymns of the Eastern Church (1862). A&M (1904) printed a four-stanza text, omitting stanzas 3 and 4:
Thou didst call the Prodigal:
Thou didst pardon Mary:
Thou Whose words can never fall,
Love can never vary:
Lord, amidst my lost condition
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