316. The God whom earth and sea and sky

1 The God whom earth and sea and sky
adore and laud and magnify,
whose might they own, whose praise they tell,
in Mary's body deigned to dwell.

2 O Mother blest, the chosen shrine
wherein the Architect divine,
whose hand contains the earth and sky,
vouchsafed in hidden guise to lie:

3 Blest in the message Gabriel brought;
blest in the work the Spirit wrought;
most blest, to bring to human birth
the long-desired of all the earth.

4 O Lord, the Virgin-born, to thee
eternal praise and glory be,
whom with the Father we adore
and Holy Ghost for evermore. Amen.

Text Information
First Line: The God whom earth and sea and sky
Latin Title: Quem terra, pontus, æthera
Translator: John Mason Neale (1818-1866)
Author: Venantius Honorius Clementianus Fortunatus (c. 535--609)
Publication Date: 2013
Meter: LM
Topic: Advent; Angels; Annunciation (4 more...)
Tune Information
Adapter (melody): Michael Praetorius (1571-1621)
Harmonizer: George Ratcliffe Woodward (1848-1934)
Meter: LM
Key: D Major
Copyright: Harmonisation: © Hymns Ancient & Modern Ltd

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