1 The God whom earth and sea and sky
adore and laud and magnify,
whose might they own, whose praise they tell,
in Mary's body deigned to dwell.
2 O Mother blest, the chosen shrine
wherein the Architect divine,
whose hand contains the earth and sky,
vouchsafed in hidden guise to lie:
3 Blest in the message Gabriel brought;
blest in the work the Spirit wrought;
most blest, to bring to human birth
the long-desired of all the earth.
4 O Lord, the Virgin-born, to thee
eternal praise and glory be,
whom with the Father we adore
and Holy Ghost for evermore. Amen.
Source: Ancient and Modern: hymns and songs for refreshing worship #316
|First Line:||The God whom earth and sea and sky|
|Latin Title:||Quem terra, pontus, aethera|
|Translator:||J. M. Neale|
|Author:||Venantius Honorius Clementianus Fortunatus|