Praise We the Lord This Day

Praise we the Lord this day

Author: Anonymous (1846)
Published in 46 hymnals

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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 Blessed 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.



Source: Gather Comprehensive #777

Author: Anonymous

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First Line: Praise we the Lord this day
Title: Praise We the Lord This Day
Author: Anonymous (1846)
Meter: 6.6.8.6
Source: Hymns for the Festivals and Saints' Days, 1846
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain

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