Scripture Verse

Let us come before Him with thanksgiving, and extol Him with music and song. Psalm 95:2


Christopher Wordsworth (1807–1885)

Words: Chris­to­pher Words­worth, The Ho­ly Year (Lon­don: Riv­ing­tons, 1862), num­ber 23. Sixth Sun­day Af­ter the Epi­pha­ny. Re­ca­pi­tu­la­tion of the suc­ces­sive Ma­ni­fes­ta­tions of Christ which have al­rea­dy been pre­sent­ed in the Ser­vic­es of the for­mer weeks through­out the sea­son of Epiphany; and An­ti­ci­pa­tion of that fu­ture great and glo­ri­ous Epi­pha­ny, at which Christ will be ma­ni­fest­ed to all, when He will ap­pear again to judge the World (head­ing from 1863 edi­tion).

Music: St. George’s Wind­sor George J. El­vey, 1858 (🔊 pdf nwc).

Alternate Tune:

George J. Elvey (1816–1893)
National Portrait Gallery



Songs of thank­ful­ness and praise,
Jesu, Lord, to Thee we raise;
Manifested by the star
To the sag­es from afar;
Branch of roy­al Da­vid’s stem
In Thy birth at Beth­le­hem;
Anthems be to Thee ad­dressed,
God in man made ma­ni­fest.

Manifest at Jor­dan’s stream,
Prophet, Priest, and King su­preme;
And at Cana, wed­ding guest,
In Thy God­head ma­ni­fest;
Manifest in pow­er di­vine,
Changing wa­ter into wine;
Anthems be to Thee ad­dressed,
God in man made ma­ni­fest.

Manifest in mak­ing whole
Palsied limbs and faint­ing soul;
Manifest in val­iant fight,
Quelling all the dev­il’s might;
Manifest in gra­cious will,
Ever bring­ing good from ill;
Anthems be to Thee ad­dressed,
God in man made ma­ni­fest.

Sun and moon shall dark­ened be,
Stars shall fall, the heav’ns shall flee,
Christ will then like light­ning shine,
All will see His glo­ri­ous sign:
All will then the trum­pet hear;
All will see the Judge ap­pear.
Thou by all wilt be con­fessed,
God in man made ma­ni­fest.

Grant us grace to see Thee, Lord,
Mirrored in Thy ho­ly Word;
May we imi­tate Thee now,
And be pure, as pure art Thou;
That we like to Thee may be
At Thy great Epi­pha­ny;
And may praise Thee, ev­er blest,
God in man made ma­ni­fest.