Come, rejoicing, Faithful men, with rapture singing

Come, rejoicing, Faithful men, with rapture singing

Tune: LAETABUNDUS (Mode V)
Published in 3 hymnals

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1 Come rejoicing,
Faithful men, with rapture singing
Alleluya!

2 Monarchs' Monarch,
From a holy maiden springing,
Mighty wonder!

3 Angel of the Counsel here,
Sun from star he doth appear,
Born of maiden:

4 He a sun who knows no night,
She a star whose paler light
Fadeth never.

5 As a star its kindred ray,
Mary doth her Child display,
Like in nature;

6 Still undimmed the star shines on,
And the maiden bears a Son,
Pure as ever.

7 Lebanon his cedar tall
To the hyssop on the wall
Lowly bendeth;

8 From the highest, him we name
Word of God, to human frame
Now descendeth.

9 Yet the synagogue denied
What Esaias had descried:
Blindness fell upon the guide.

10 If her prophets speak in vain,
And, from mystic Sybil, gain
Light and leading.

11 No longer then delay,
Hear what the Scriptures say,
Why be cast away
A race forlorn?

12 Turn and this Child behold,
That very Son, of old
In God's writ foretold,
A maid hath borne.

Source: The New English Hymnal #505

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First Line: Come, rejoicing, Faithful men, with rapture singing
Source: 11th century or earlier
Language: English

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