Ye Who Claim the Faith of Jesus

This Marian hymn was written by the English Anglican priest and educator, Vincent Stuckey Stratton Coles (1845-1929).

The original title and first line was "Ye Who Own the Faith of Jesus", but most more-recent publications have used the word "Claim" instead.

With meter 8.7.8.7.8.7, tunes it is set to include:
  • DEN DES VATERS SINN GEBOREN by Johann Anastasius Freylinghausen (1670-1739).
  • DAILY, DAILY, composer unknown from the Darmstadt Gesang-Buch, 1699.
  • JULION by David Hurd (b. 1950) composed in 1974



Downloads


Examples

Choir with organ - professional recording, tune DEN DES VATERS SINN GEBOREN



Singer in a congregation, one verse only, tune DAILY DAILY



Choir with organ, tune JULION



Instrumental - organ. Tune DAILY DAILY:


Lyrics

Traditional language

Ye who claim the faith of Jesus
sing the wonders that were done,
when the love of God the Father
o'er our sin the victory won,
when he made the Virgin Mary
Mother of his only Son.
Hail Mary, full of grace.

Blessed were the chosen people
out of whom the Lord did come,
blessed was the land of promise
fashioned for his earthly home;
but more blessed far the Mother
she who bare him in her womb.
Hail Mary, full of grace.

Wherefore let all faithful people
tell the honour of her name,
let the church in her foreshadowed
part in her thanksgiving claim;
what Christ's Mother sang in gladness
let Christ's people sing the same.
Hail Mary, full of grace.

Let us weave our supplications,
she with us and we with her,
for the advancement of the faithful,
for each faithful worshipper,
for the doubting, for the sinful,
for each heedless wanderer.
Hail Mary, full of grace.

May the Mother's intercessions
on our homes a blessing win,
that the children all be prospered,
strong and fair and pure within,
following our Lord's own footsteps,
firm in faith and free from sin.
Hail Mary, full of grace.

For the sick and for the aged,
for our dear ones far away,
for the hearts that mourn in secret,
all who need our prayers today,
for the faithful gone before us,
may the holy Virgin pray.
Hail Mary, full of grace.

Praise, O Mary, praise the Father,
praise thy Saviour and thy Son,
praise the everlasting Spirit,
who hath made thee ark and throne;
o'er all creatures high exalted,
lowly praise the Three in One.
Hail Mary, full of grace.


Modern English

You who claim the faith of Jesus
sing the wonders that were done,
when the love of God the Father
o'er our sin, the victory won,
when he made the Virgin Mary
Mother of his only Son.
Hail Mary, full of grace.

Blessed were the chosen people
out of whom the Lord did come,
blessed was the land of promise
fashioned for his earthly home;
but more blessed far the Mother
she who bare him in her womb.
Hail Mary, full of grace.

Therefore let all faithful people
tell the honour of her name,
let the church, in her foreshadowed,
part in her thanksgiving claim;
what Christ's Mother sang in gladness
let Christ's people sing the same.
Hail Mary, full of grace.

Let us weave our supplications,
she with us and we with her,
for the advancement of the faithful,
for each faithful worshipper,
for the doubting, for the sinful,
for each heedless wanderer.
Hail Mary, full of grace.

May the Mother's intercessions
on our homes, a blessing win,
that the children all be prospered,
strong and fair and pure within,
following our Lord's own footsteps,
firm in faith and free from sin.
Hail Mary, full of grace.

For the sick and for the aged,
for our dear ones far away,
for the hearts that mourn in secret,
all who need our prayers today,
for the faithful gone before us,
may the holy Virgin pray.
Hail Mary, full of grace.

Praise, O Mary, praise the Father,
praise our Saviour and your Son,
praise the everlasting Spirit,
who has made you ark and throne;
o'er all creatures high exalted,
lowly praise the Three in One.
Hail Mary, full of grace.


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