274. Praise We the Lord This Day

1 Praise we the Lord this day,
This day so long foretold,
Whose promise shone with cheering ray
On waiting saints of old.

2 The Prophet gave the sign
For faithful men to read:
A virgin born of David’s line
Shall bear the promised Seed.

3 Ask not how this should be,
But worship and adore
Like her whom God's own majesty
Came down to shadow o’er.

4 She meekly bowed her head
To hear the gracious word,
Mary, the pure and lowly maid,
The favored of the Lord.

5 Blessèd shall be her name
In all the Church on earth
Through whom that wondrous mercy came,
Th'incarnate Savior’s birth.

6 Jesus, the Virgin’s Son,
We praise Thee and adore,
Who art with God the Father One
And Spirit evermore.


Text Information
First Line: Praise we the Lord this day
Title: Praise We the Lord This Day
Author: Unknown (1846)
Meter: S.M.
Language: English
Publication Date: 1941
Topic: The Church Year: Annunciation
Tune Information
Composer: Johann M. Spiess (1745)
Meter: S.M.
Key: D Major

More media are available on the text authority and tune authority pages.

Suggestions or corrections? Contact us