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192. From East to West, from Shore to Shore

1 From east to west, from shore to shore,
let earth awake and sing--
the holy Child, whom Mary bore,
the Christ, the Lord, the King!

2 For lo! the world's creator wears
the fashion of a slave;
our human flesh the God-head bears,
a human race to save.

3 For this how wondrously he wrought!
A maiden in her place
became in ways beyond all thought
the vessel of his grace.

4 He shrank not from the oxen's stall,
nor scorned the manger bed;
and he, whose bounty feedeth all,
at Mary's breast was fed.

5 To shepherds poor the Lord most high,
Great Shepherd, was revealed
While angel choirs sang joyously
above the midnight field:

6 "All glory be to God above,
and on the earth be peace
to all who long to taste his love,
till time itself shall cease."

Text Information
First Line: From east to west, from shore to shore
Title: From East to West, from Shore to Shore
Translator: John Ellerton
Author: Coelius Sedulius
Publication Date: 1985
Meter: CM
Scripture: Luke 1:26-34; Philippians 2:7
Topic: Biblical Characters: Mary
Source: A solis ortus cardine; tr. Hymns for Church and School, 1964
Language: English
Tune Information
Harmonizer: R. Vaughn Williams (1906)
Meter: CM
Key: D Major
Source: English carol tune, c. 15th century

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