267. The God Whom Earth and Sea and Sky

1 The God, whom earth and sea and sky
adore and laud and magnify,
whose might they own, whose praise they swell,
in Mary's womb vouchsafed to dwell.

2 The Lord, whom sun and moon obey,
whom all things serve from day to day,
was borne upon a maiden's breast
who fullest heavenly grace possessed.

3 How blest that mother, in whose shrine
the world's Creator, Lord divine,
whose hand contains the earth and sky,
vouchsafed, as in his ark, to lie;

4 blest in the message Gabriel brought,
blest by the work the Spirit wrought;
from whom the great Desire of earth,
took human flesh and human birth.

5 O Lord, the virgin-born, to thee
eternal praise and glory be,
whom in the Godhead we adore
forever and for evermore.

Text Information
First Line: The God whom earth and sea and sky
Title: The God Whom Earth and Sea and Sky
Translator: John Mason Neale (1818-1866)
Author (attributed to): Venantius Fortunatus (540?-600?)
Publication Date: 1998
Meter: LM
Scripture: Psalm 45; Isaiah 7:10-16; Matthew 1:18-25; Luke 2:22-40
Topic: Mary
Notes: Alternate tune: EISENACH 79, 644
Tune Information
Name: O AMOR QUAM ECSTATICUS
Harmonizer: Basil Harwood (1859-1949)
Meter: LM
Key: d minor or modal
Source: French
Copyright: Harm. published by permission of the executors of the late Dr. Basil Harwood



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