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4. A great and mighty wonder

1 A great and mighty wonder,
a full and holy cure!
the Virgin bears the infant
with virgin honour pure:

Refrain:
Repeat the hymn again!
'To God on high be glory,
and peace on earth shall reign.'

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, ye vales and mountains,
ye oceans, clap your hands: [Refrain]

4 Since all he comes to ransom,
by all be he adored,
the infant born in Bethl'em,
the Saviour and the Lord: [Refrain]

Text Information
First Line: A great and mighty wonder
Title: A great and mighty wonder
Original Language: Greek
Translator: John Mason Neale, 1818-1866
Author: St. Germanus, c. 634-c.734
Meter: 76 76 676
Language: English
Publication Date: 2000
Scripture: ; ; ;
Topic: Christmas; Years A, B, and C: Christmas 2; Years A, B, and C: Christmas Day (1 more...)
Tune Information
Name: ES IST EIN' ROS' ENTSPRUNGEN
Harmonizer: Michael Praetorius, 1571-1621 (alt.)
Meter: 76 76 676
Key: F Major
Source: German carol melody; Harmonies based on Michael Praetorius



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