Text:Jesu, Our Lenten Fast of Thee
Translator (from Latin):John W. Hewett
Composer:Christopher Tye
Media:MIDI file

3392. Jesu, Our Lenten Fast of Thee

1. Jesu, our Lenten fast of Thee
We duteous learn to keep,
A healing time, by Thy decree,
For all Thy wounded sheep.

2. A time in which towards paradise,
Once lost by carnal sense,
The souls redeemed by Thee may rise
Through chastening abstinence.

3. Now with Thy Church be present, Lord,
In all Thy saving grace,
And hear us as with one accord
Mourning, we seek Thy face.

4. Most Merciful, forgive the past,
The sins which we deplore;
Thy sheltering arms around us cast,
That we may sin no more.

5. To Thee our sacrifice we bring
Of Lenten fast and prayer,
Till, cleansed by Thee, our God and King,
Thy Paschal joy we share.

6. Grant this, O Father, through Thy Son,
And through the Spirit blest,
Who art with Them forever One,
Eternally confessed.

Text Information
First Line: Jesu, our Lenten fast of Thee
Title: Jesu, Our Lenten Fast of Thee
Latin Title: Jesu quadragenariae
Author: Anonymous (pre-13th Century)
Translator (from Latin): John W. Hewett
Meter: CM
Language: English
Source: Translation: Verses by a Country Curate, 1859 & the compilers of Hymns Ancient and Modern
Copyright: Public Domain
Tune Information
Composer: Christopher Tye (1533)
Meter: CM
Incipit: 11232 11735 43233
Key: g minor
Copyright: Public Domain

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