Sunday, 10 June 2018

O spotless King - Pope Urban V

O spotless King, sweet Jesus,
For me, a sinner, slain,
Grant we may raise eternal praise
To thy eternal reign.

Our help and our Redeemer,
Thy mercy we implore,
Be to the end our guide and friend,
Our joy forevermore.

To thee, our Lord, and Saviour,
Be love and endless reign,
Whose sacred blood upon the Rood
Has cleansed the world of stain.

Pope Urban V (1310 - 1370) France
Translated by Daniel J. Donahoe
Source: Early Christian hymns, Series II : translations of the verses of the early and middle ages
by Daniel Joseph Donahoe, Donahoe pub. co., 1911

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