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80. Thus Speaketh the Lord of Hosts

Thus speaketh the Lord of Hosts, saying:

Behold the man whose name is The Branch;
He, even he, shall build the temple of the Lord;
and he shall bear the glory,
and shall sit and rule upon his throne;
and he shall be a priest upon his throne:
and the counsel of peace shall be between them both,
the counsel of peace shall be between them both,
the counsel of peace, of peace.

Art Thou the Christ?
Art Thou the Son?
The Father's Image bright?
And see we him whose arm upholds
Earth and the starry height?

Yea, yea, faith can pierce the cloud,
faith can pierce the cloud
Which veils thy glory now;

We hail thee, we hail thee,
we hail thee, God,
God, before whose throne
The angels prostrate bow,
We hail thee, we hail thee,
we hail thee, God;
God, before whose throne
The angels prostrate bow,
God, before whose throne
The angels prostrate bow.

Our sinful pride to cure
With that pure love of thine,
O be thou born within our hearts,
Most Holy Child Divine.

We hail thee, we hail thee,
we hail thee, God;
God, before whose throne
The angels prostrate bow.
O be thou born within our hearts,
Most Holy Child Divine,
Holy, holy, holy Child Divine,
O be thou born within our hearts,
Most holy Child Divine.

Amen, Amen.

Text Information
First Line: Thus speaketh the Lord of Hosts, saying
Title: Thus Speaketh the Lord of Hosts
Translator: Right Rev. The Lord Bishop of Ely
Language: English
Publication Date: 1910
Scripture:
Source: [Zech. vi. 12, 13, and] part of a Hymn translated by the Right Rev. The Lord Bishop of Ely
Tune Information
Name: [Thus speaketh the Lord of Hosts, saying]
Composer: J. Stainer, 1840-1901
Incipit: 11335 51456 55733
Key: C Major



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