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 Give —...

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