Canticle: Though Jesus Christ
The canticle has its own tune but also fits Plaisir d’amour[audio:cant-thojesus-new.mp3]
Though Jesus Christ was in the form of God,
he did not count such equality to be grasped.
Instead, he freely emptied out himself,
and took the form of a servant, was born like us.
In human form he chose humility,
and gave himself up to dying upon a cross.
Because of this our God exalted him,
and raised him gave him a name above every name.
At Jesus’ name now every knee should bow
be they in heav’n or on earth or creation’s depths.
All glory be to God, the Three in One, The Father, Son, Holy Spirit, for evermore.
When the canticle is used for Morning or Evening Prayer the Doxology above may be included.