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."
|First Line:||From east to west, from shore to shore|
|Title:||From East to West, from Shore to Shore|
|Topic:||Biblical Characters: Mary|
|Source:||A solis ortus cardine; tr. Hymns for Church and School, 1964|
|Name:||THIS ENDRIS NYGHT|
|Harmonizer:||R. Vaughn Williams (1906)|
|Source:||English carol tune, c. 15th century|
|The Word Made Flesh|