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1 Come rejoicing,
Faithful men, with rapture singing
2 Monarchs' Monarch,
From a holy maiden springing,
3 Angel of the Counsel here,
Sun from star he doth appear,
Born of maiden:
4 He a sun who knows no night,
She a star whose paler light
5 As a star its kindred ray,
Mary doth her Child display,
Like in nature;
6 Still undimmed the star shines on,
And the maiden bears a Son,
Pure as ever.
7 Lebanon his cedar tall
To the hyssop on the wall
8 From the highest, him we name
Word of God, to human frame
9 Yet the synagogue denied
What Esaias had descried:
Blindness fell upon the guide.
10 If her prophets speak in vain,
And, from mystic Sybil, gain
Light and leading.
11 No longer then delay,
Hear what the Scriptures say,
Why be cast away
A race forlorn?
12 Turn and this Child behold,
That very Son, of old
In God's writ foretold,
A maid hath borne.Source: The New English Hymnal #505