16. A great and mighty wonder

1 A great and mighty wonder,
Our Christmas Festal brings:
On earth, a lowly Infant,
Behold the King of kings!

2 The Word is made incarnate,
Descending from on high;
And cherubim sing anthems
To shepherds, from the sky.

3 And we with them triumphant,
Repeat the hymn again:
"To God on high be glory
And peace on earth to men!"

4 While thus they sing your Monarch,
Those bright angelic bands,
Rejoice, ye vales and mountains!
Ye oceans, clap your hands!

5 Since all He comes to ransom,
By all be He adored,
The Infant born in Bethlehem,
The Saviour and the Lord!

6 And idol forms shall perish,
And error shall decay,
And Christ shall wield His scepter,
Our Lord and God for aye.

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First Line: A great and mighty wonder
Publication Date: 1893
Meter: 7, 6.
Topic: Advent and Christmas
Notes: Anatolius.-J. M. Neale, Tr.
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