36. A Great and Mighty Wonder

1 A great and mighty wonder,
A glorious mystery:
A virgin bears an infant
Who veils his deity.

Refrain:
Repeat the hymn again:
"To God on high be glory
And peace on earth to men."

2 The Word becomes incarnate
And yet remains on high,
And cherubim sing anthems
To shepherds from the sky. [Refrain]

3 While thus they sing your monarch,
Those bright angelic bands,
Rejoice, O vales and mountains,
And oceans, clap your hands. [Refrain]

4 Since all he comes to ransom,
By all be he adored,
The infant born in Bethl'em,
The Savior and the Lord. [Refrain]

5 All idols then shall perish
And Satan's lying cease,
And Christ shall raise his scepter,
Decreeing endless peace. [Refrain]

Text Information
First Line: A great and mighty wonder
Title: A Great and Mighty Wonder
Original Language: Greek
Author: Germanus, c. 634-734
Translator: John M. Neale, 1818-66 (alt. )
Meter: 76 76 676
Publication Date: 1993
Topic: Christmas
Tune Information
Name: ES IST EIN ROS
Meter: 76 76 676
Key: F Major
Source: Alte Catholische Geistliche Kirchengeseng, Köln, 1599



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