As Jonah, issuing from his three days’ tomb,
At length was cast, uninjured, on the earth;
So, from the Virgin’s unpolluted womb
The Incarnate WORD, That dwelt there, had His Birth:
For He, Who knew no taint of mortal stain,
Willed that His Mother spotless should remain.
CHRIST comes, Incarnate GOD, amongst us now,
Begotten of the FATHER ere the day:
And He, to Whom the sinless legions bow,
Lies cradled, ‘midst unconscious beasts on hay:
And, by His homely swaddling-bands girt in,
Looses the many fetters of our sin.
Now the New Child of Adam’s race draws nigh,
To us, the faithful, given: This, this is He
That shall the Father of Eternity,
The Angel of the Mighty Counsel, be:
This the eternal GOD, by Whose strong hands
The fabric of the world supported stands.
Hymns of the Eastern Church, 1866
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|Scripture Song Database #315||As Jonah, Issuing from His Three Days' Tomb||[As Jonah, Issuing from His Three Days' Tomb]||Cosmas, the Melodist||Matthew 12:42||2008||<i>Cyberhymnal</i> (http://www.hymntime.com/tch/, 1996)|
|The Cyber Hymnal #75||As Jonah, Issuing from His Three Days' Tomb||As Jonah, issuing from his three days' tomb||YORKSHIRE||Cosmas the Melodist; John M. Neale||10.10.10.10.10.10||Trans. <cite>Hymns of the Eastern Church</cite>, 1862|