76. A Great and Mighty Wonder

1 A great and mighty wonder,
A full and holy cure:
The Virgin bears the Infant
With virgin honor pure!
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.
Repeat the hymn again:
"To God on high be glory
And peace on earth to men!"

3 While thus they sing your Monarch,
Those bright angelic bands,
Rejoice, ye vales and mountains,
Ye oceans, clap your hands.
Repeat the hymn again:
"To God on high be glory
And peace on earth to men!"

4 Since all He comes to ransom,
By all be He adored,
The Infant born in Bethl'em
The Savior and the Lord.
Repeat the hymn again:
"To God on high be glory
And peace on earth to men!"

5 And idol forms shall perish,
And error shall decay,
And Christ shall wield his scepter,
Our Lord and God for aye.
Repeat the hymn again:
"To God on high be glory
And peace on earth to men!"

Amen.

Text Information
First Line: A great and mighty wonder
Title: A Great and Mighty Wonder
Greek Title: Μέγα καὶ παράδοξον Θαῦμα
Translator: John M. Neale (1862, ab.)
Author: St. Germanus, d. 734
Publication Date: 1941
Meter: 7.6.7.6.6.7.6.
Scripture: 1 Timothy 3:16
Topic: The Church Year: CHRISTMAS
Language: English
Tune Information
Name: ES IST EIN' ROS'
Meter: 7.6.7.6.6.7.6.
Key: F Major
Source: "Alte geistliche Kirchengesäng," Cologne, 1599



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