Other St Giles Hymns
Father Jeremy of St. Michael’s Church, Torrington, Devon, has kindly sent more hymns for Saint Giles:
|Thou who art beyond all praise,
And yet in love dost condescend,
To hear when we our voices raise,
With angel-choirs above to blend.
For Jesus Christ,thy Son, Our Lord,
Throughout all time thy saints on earth,
|Of their great number Giles was one,
Whose heart with thy compassion burned;
Though highly-born, a rich man’s son,
He to the weak and lowly turned.
The poor, the infirm and the outcast,
So may we be content to serve,
|Lord, who of thy kindness
Pitied human pain,
Gave by this thy Servant
Hope renewed again.
Honoured then be Giles,
Where we cannot heal them,
|Mighty is man’s power now
To do hurt to man,
Grant; we have the goodness
Our own faults to ban.
Let us make no cripples,