1 The God whom earth and sea and sky
Adore and praise and magnify,
Whose might they claim, whose love they tell,
In Mary's body comes to dwell.
2 O Mother blest! the chosen shrine
Wherein the architect divine,
Whose hand contains the earth and sky,
Has come in human form to lie:
3 Blest in the message Gabriel brought;
Blest in the work the Spirit wrought;
Most blest, to bring to human birth
The long desired of all the earth.
4 O Lord the Virgin-born, to you
Eternal praise and lays are due,
Whom with the Father we adore
And Spirit blest for evermore.
|First Line:||The God whom earth and sea and sky|
|Title:||The God Whom Earth and Sea and Sky|
|Latin Title:||Quem terra, pontus, aethera|
|Author:||Venantius Fortunatus, c. 530-609|
|Translator:||John M. Neale, 1818-1866|
|Topic:||Mary Mother of God; Advent; Christmas Season(3 more...)|
|Composer (attributed to):||John H. Schein, 1586-1630|
|Harmonizer:||J. S. Bach, 1685-1750|