O King enthroned on high
O King enthroned on high. Greek, 8th century, translated by John Brownlie* (1857-1925).
The Greek hymn, ‘Basileu ouranie, Parakleite’, is from the Pentecostarion, the office book of the Greek church, where it was used on the eve of Pentecost. It is an 8-line hymn (printed in Frost, 1962, p. 374), from which Brownlie made a four-stanza hymn for Pentecost, published in his Hymns of the Greek Church (1900). It was included in EH with a tune, TEMPLE, by Walford Davies*, and later in CP with a tune, CORROUR BOTHY, by Caryl Micklem*. In A&MR it was given a new tune, AMEN COURT, by John Dykes Bower*. These books all print a three-stanza text:
O King enthoned on high, Thou Comforter...
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