876. 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:
Hail, Mary, pure and lowly maid,
The favored of the Lord.

5 How blest shall be her name
In all the Church on earth!
Through her that wondrous myst'ry came,
The incarnate Savior's birth.

6 Praise Christ, the Virgin's Son,
Whom earth and heav'n adore,
With Father, Spirit, Three in One
Both now and evermore.

Text Information
First Line: Praise we the Lord this day
Title: Praise We the Lord This Day
Meter: SM
Language: English
Publication Date: 2011
Scripture:
Topic: Annunciation of the Lord; Advent IV: B
Source: Hymns for Festivals and Saints' Days, 1846
Tune Information
Name: SWABIA
Composer: Johann M. Spiess, 1715-1772
Adapter: William H. Havergal, 1793-1870
Meter: SM
Key: D Major



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