64. From East to West

1 From east to west, from shore to shore,
Let ev'ry heart awake and sing
The holy child whom Mary bore,
The Christ, the everlasting king.

2 Behold, the world's creator wears
The form and fashion of a slave;
Our very flesh our maker shares,
His fallen creatures, all, to save.

3 For this how wondrously he wrought!
A maiden, in her lowly place,
Became, in ways beyond all thought,
The chosen vessel of his grace.

4 And while the angels in the sky
Sang praise above the silent field,
To shepherds poor the Lord most high,
the one great shepherd, was revealed.Amen.

5 All glory for this blessed morn
To God the Father ever be;
All praise to You, O Virgin-born,
And Holy Ghost, eternally. Amen

Text Information
First Line: From east to west, from shore to shore
Title: From East to West
Original Language: Latin
Translator: John Ellerton, 1826-1893 (alt.)
Author: Coelius Sedulius, d. c. 450
Meter: L M
Language: English
Publication Date: 1978
Topic: Christmas; The Annunciation of Our Lord
Tune Information
Name: A SOLIS ORTUS CARDINE
Meter: L M
Key: e minor
Source: Sarum plainsong, mode III
Copyright: Setting © 1978 Lutheran Book of Worship



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