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Son of Man, to Thee I cry

Son of Man, to Thee I cry

Author: Richard Mant (1828)
Published in 75 hymnals

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1 Son of God, O hear my cry:
by the holy mystery
Of your dwelling here on earth,
by your pure and holy birth,
Lord, your presence let me see,
Manifest yourself to me!

2 Lamb of God, O hear my cry:
by your bitter agony,
by your pangs, to us unknown,
by your spirit’s parting groan,
Lord, your presence let me see,
manifest yourself to me!

3 Prince of life, O hear my cry:
by your glorious majesty,
by your triumph o’er the grace,
meek to suffer, strong to save,
Lord, your presence let me see,
manifest yourself to me!

4 Lord of glory, God most high,
man exalted to the sky,
with your love my heart now fill;
prompt me to perform your will!
Then your glory I shall see;
blessed for all eternity.

Source: Moravian Book of Worship #744

Author: Richard Mant

Mant, Richard D.D., son of the Rev. Richard Mant, Master of the Grammar School, Southampton, was born at Southampton, Feb. 12, 1776. He was educated at Winchester and Trinity, Oxford (B.A. 1797, M.A., 1799). At Oxford he won the Chancellor's prize for an English essay: was a Fellow of Oriel, and for some time College Tutor. On taking Holy Orders he was successively curate to his father, then of one or two other places, Vicar of Coggeshall, Essex, 1810; Domestic Chaplain to the Archbishop of Canterbury, 1813, Rector of St. Botolph, Bishopsgate, London. 1816, and East Horsley, 1818, Bishop of Killaloe, 1820, of Down and Connor, 1823, and of Dromore, 1842. He was also Bampton Lecturer in 1811. He died Nov. 2, 1848. His prose works were numerou… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Son of Man, to Thee I cry
Author: Richard Mant (1828)
Source: Cooke and Denton's "Hymnal," 1853 (alt. and arr. in)
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain



REDHEAD 76 is named for its composer, who published it as number 76 in his influential Church Hymn Tunes, Ancient and Modern (1853) as a setting for the hymn text "Rock of Ages." It has been associated with Psalm 51 since the 1912 Psalter, where the tune was named AJALON. The tune is also known as P…

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