383. A Great and Mighty Wonder

1 A great and might wonder,
A full and holy cure:
The virgin bears the infant
With virgin honor pure!

Refrain:
Proclaim the Savior's birth:
"To God on high be glory
And peace to all the earth!"

2 The Word becomes incarnate
And yet remains on high,
And cherubim sing anthems
To shepherds from the sky. [Refrain]

3 While thus they sing your Monarch,
Those bright angelic bands
Rejoice, O vales and mountains,
And oceans, clap your hands. [Refrain]

4 Since all He comes to ransom,
By all be He adored,
The infant born in Bethl'em,
The Savior and the Lord. [Refrain]

5 All idols then shall perish
And Satan's lying cease,
And Christ shall raise His scepter,
Decreeing endless peace. [Refrain]

Text Information
First Line: A great and mighty wonder
Title: A Great and Mighty Wonder
Author: Germanus, c. 634-c. 734
Translator: John Mason Neale, 1818-66
Publication Date: 2006
Meter: 76 76 6 76
Scripture: John 1:14; Luke 2:1-20; 1 Timothy 2:5-6; Hebrews 2:14-15
Language: English
Refrain First Line: Procalim the Savior's birth
Tune Information
Name: ES IST EIN ROS (Isorhythmic)
Meter: 76 76 6 76
Key: F Major or modal
Source: Alte Catholische Geistliche Kirchengeseng, Köln, 1599; The Lutheran Hymnal, 1941 (Setting)



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