23 December 2009

A Great and Mighty Wonder

A great and mighty wonder,
A full and holy cure,
The Virgin bears the infant
With virgin honor pure.
Proclaim the Savior's birth:
"To God on high be glory
And peace to all the earth!"

The Word becomes incarnate
And yet remains on high,
And cherubim sing anthems
To shepherds from the sky.
Proclaim the Savior's birth:
"To God on high be glory
And peace to all the earth!"

While thus they sing your Monarch,
These bright angelic bands,
Rejoice, O vales and mountains,
O oceans, clap your hands.
Proclaim the Savior's birth:
"To God on high be glory
And peace to all the earth!"

Since all He comes to ransom,
By all be He adored,
The Infant born in Bethl'hem
The Savior and the Lord.
Proclaim the Savior's birth:
"To God on high be glory
And peace to all the earth!"

All idols then shall perish,
And Satan's lying cease,
And Christ shall raise His scepter,
Decreeing endless peace.
Proclaim the Savior's birth:
"To God on high be glory
And peace to all the earth!"
LSB 383

3 comments:

revalkorn said...

It was much better before the gender neutering. Yet another hymn I have to re-learn.

William Weedon said...

I too preferred the way it was in TLH...

Chris said...

Learn it in Greek as written by St. Germanus, Patriarch of Constantinople!