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518. God is born, great powers tremble

1. God is born, great powers tremble,
Lord of Heaven lies forsaken.
Fire is frozen, splendor darkens,
feeble nature God has taken.
Lowly born, yet Lord to Praises,
Mortal yet the King of Ages.
Now indeed the Word made Flesh has
come on earth to dwell among us.

2. Where, oh heaven, is thy splendor,
dimmed is now your starry azure.
Earth now holds in lowly manger,
the divine unfathomed Treasure!
God e'en now in pain does glory
as unfolds Redemption's story.
Now indeed the Word made Flesh has
come on earth to dwell among us.

Text Information
First Line: God is born, great powers tremble
Title: God is born, great powers tremble
Polish Title: Bóg się rodzi, moc truchleje
Translator: Anonymous
Author: Franciszek Karpiński, 18th century
Publication Date: 2009
Topic: Christmas
Source: Kol-ma*
Language: English
Tune Information
Source: Anonymous Polish melody, in Michal Marcin Mioduszewski's collection, 19th century

MIDI file: Bog Sie Rodzi