Thus Speaketh the Lord of Hosts

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Thus speaketh the Lord of Hosts, saying:

Behold the man whose name is The Branch;
He, even he, shall build the temple of the Lord;
and he shall bear the glory,
and shall sit and rule upon his throne;
and he shall be a priest upon his throne:
and the counsel of peace shall be between them both,
the counsel of peace shall be between them both,
the counsel of peace, of peace.

Art Thou the Christ?
Art Thou the Son?
The Father's Image bright?
And see we him whose arm upholds
Earth and the starry height?

Yea, yea, faith can pierce the cloud,
faith can pierce the cloud
Which veils thy glory now;

We hail thee, we hail thee,
we hail thee, God,
God, before whose throne
The angels prostrate bow,
We hail thee, we hail thee,
we hail thee, God;
God, before whose throne
The angels prostrate bow,
God, before whose throne
The angels prostrate bow.

Our sinful pride to cure
With that pure love of thine,
O be thou born within our hearts,
Most Holy Child Divine.

We hail thee, we hail thee,
we hail thee, God;
God, before whose throne
The angels prostrate bow.
O be thou born within our hearts,
Most Holy Child Divine,
Holy, holy, holy Child Divine,
O be thou born within our hearts,
Most holy Child Divine.

Amen, Amen.

Source: Christmas Carols and Hymns: for school and choir #80

Translator: James Russell Woodford

Woodford, James Russell, D.D., was born April 30, 1820, and educated at Merchant Taylors School, and Pembroke College, Cambridge, of which he was a scholar; B.A. Senior Optime, and 2nd class in the Classical Tripos. He was ordained in 1843, and became second Master in Bishop's College, Bristol; and Curate of St. John the Baptist, Broad Street, in that city. He became Incumbent of St. Saviour's, Coalpit Heath, 1845; of St. Mark's, Easton, Bristol, 1848; and Vicar of Kempsford, Gloucestershire, 1855. In 1868 he was preferred by the Crown to the important vicarage of Leeds on Dr. Atlay's appointment as Bishop of Hereford. He was several times Select Preacher at Cambridge. He was also Hon. Chaplain to the Queen (1867). In 1873 he was consecrate… Go to person page >

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First Line: Thus speaketh the Lord of Hosts, saying
Title: Thus Speaketh the Lord of Hosts
Translator: James Russell Woodford
Source: part of a Hymn translated by the Right Rev. The Lord Bishop of Ely

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