English version of 'Christus Factus est'
  • PLTT
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    Any SATB or metrical hymn versions of the 'Christus Factus Est' in English?
  • Richard MixRichard Mix
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    Rutter gives usable English underlay to Bruckner's motets (European Sacred Music, OUP)
  • GambaGamba
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    Guessing this is for some time in Holy Week, but I’ve got to plug F. Bland Tucker’s paraphrase of the whole Philippians 2 canticle.

    All praise to thee, for thou. O King divine,
    didst yield the glory that of right was thine,
    that in our darkened hearts thy grace might shine:

    Thou cam'st to us in lowliness of thought;
    by thee the outcast and the poor were sought,
    and by thy death was God's salvation wrought:

    Let this mind be in us which was in thee,
    who wast a servant that we might be free,
    humbling thyself to death on Calvary:
    Alleluia! Alleluia!

    Wherefore, by God's eternal purpose,
    thou art high exalted o'er all creatures now,
    and given the name to which all knees shall bow:

    Let every tongue confess with one accord
    in heaven and earth that Jesus Christ is Lord;
    and God eternal be by all adored:

    Tune: Engelberg (thus in Hymnal 1940 and 1982) or Sine Nomine (Tucker’s intended tune).
    Thanked by 2ServiamScores MarkS