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696. Praise We the Lord This Day

1 Praise we the Lord this day,
This day so long foretold,
Whose promise shone with cheering ray
On waiting saints of old.

2 The Prophet gave the sign
For faithful folk to read;
A virgin, born of David's line
Shall bear the promised Seed.

3 Ask not how this should be,
But worship and adore
Like her whom God's own majesty
Came down to shadow o'er.

4 She meekly bowed her head
To hear the gracious word,
Mary, the pure and lowly maid,
The favored of the Lord.

5 Blessèd shall be her name
In all the Church on earth
Through whom that wondrous mercy came,
The incarnate Savior's birth.

6 O Christ, the Virgin's Son,
We praise you and adore,
You are with God the Father One
And Spirit evermore.

Text Information
First Line: Praise we the Lord this day
Title: Praise We the Lord This Day
Publication Date: 1986
Meter: SM
Scripture: Matthew 1:23
Topic: Advent; The Annunciation of the Lord (March 25); Blessed Virgin Mary (also Mary, Mother of God)
Source: Hymns for Festivals and Saints' Days, 1846
Language: English
Tune Information
Name: SWABIA
Composer: Johann M. Spiess, 1715-1772
Meter: SM
Key: D Major



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