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405. The God Whom Earth and Sea and Sky

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.

Text Information
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
Publication Date: 1986
Meter: LM
Topic: Mary Mother of God; Advent; Christmas Season (3 more...)
Language: English
Tune Information
Composer (attributed to): John H. Schein, 1586-1630
Harmonizer: J. S. Bach, 1685-1750
Meter: LM
Key: D Major

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