84. There Came A Message From The Sky

1 There came a message from the sky:
God has the earth befriended,
His Son who dwells in heaven high,
By angel hosts attended,
Will now your flesh and blood put on
As David's Son;
Your wretched state is ended.

2 It first to Nazareth did come
By Gabriel expounded;
To Mary, in her humble home,
So wonderful it sounded:
O Mary, hail, thou shalt not fear,
The Lord is near,
To thee hath grace abounded!

3 Thou shalt a Son conceive and bear,
Who is the Prince of heaven,
Who shall to David's throne be heir
And Jacob's house be given;
He shall extend to ev'ry race
His reign of grace,
His kingdom, like a leaven.

4 The Holy Spirit shall to thee
His boundless power render,
Abundant shall the mercy be
From Him, thy strong Defender;
This child is therefore from above,
Whom thou shalt love
As mother kind and tender.

5 Come. Christmas-Child, and be my guest,
Give me Thy Holy Spirit,
Prepare my heart and make it blest
Forever through Thy merit,
That I at last may dwell with Thee,
Thy kingdom see,
And all its gifts inherit.

Text Information
First Line: There came a message from the sky
Title: There Came A Message From The Sky
Original Language: Danish
Author: Thomas Kingo
Meter: 8, 7, 8, 7, 8, 4, 7.
Language: English
Publication Date: 1927
Topic: Christmas
Notes: Danish first line: Nu kom der bud fra Englekor; Translator: P. C. Paulsen
Tune Information
Name: [There came a message from the sky]
Composer: H. O. C. Zinck
Meter: 8, 7, 8, 7, 8, 4, 7.
Key: A Major

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