317b. Virgin-born, we bow before thee

1 Virgin-born, we bow before thee:
blessèd was the womb that bore thee;
Mary, mother meek and mild,
blessèd was she in her child.

2 Blessèd was the breast that fed thee;
blessèd was the hand that led thee;
blessèd was the parent's eye
that watched thy slumbering infancy.

3 Blessèd she by all creation,
who brought forth the world's Salvation
blessèd they, for ever blest,
who love thee most and serve thee best.

4 Virgin-born, we bow before thee:
blessèd was the womb that bore thee;
Mary, mother meek and mild,
blessèd was she in her child.

Text Information
First Line: Virgin-born, we bow before thee
Author: Reginald Heber (1783-1826)
Meter: 88 87
Publication Date: 2013
Scripture: ;
Topic: Blessed Virgin Mary; Blessing; Church Year: Christmas (2 more...)
Tune Information
Name: QUEM PASTORES LAUDAVERE
Adapter: Ralph Vaughan Williams (1872-1958)
Meter: 88 87
Key: F Major
Source: German 15th-century melody
Copyright: Arrangement: From The English Hymnal, 1906. Reproduced by permission of Oxford University Press. All rights reserved.



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