Ye who own the faith of Jesus

Ye who own the faith of Jesus.  Vincent Stuckey Stratton Coles* (1845-1929).  From the English Hymnal (1906), in the section ‘Saints’ Days: St Mary the Virgin’, under the initials ‘V. S. S. C.’. It had seven stanzas, two of which were asterisked for possible omission. This was probably because of their content, inviting intercessions through the Blessed Virgin Mary, suggesting prayers for the dead. Each stanza of the hymn ended with an ‘Ave Maria’, ‘Hail Mary, full of grace’. This was one of the reasons why some bishops attacked EH on its first appearance. Thus stanzas 5 and 6 were as follows: May the Mother’s intercessions  On our homes a blessing win,That the children all be prospered,...

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