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336. O bride of Christ, rejoice

1 O bride of Christ, rejoice;
exultant raise your voice
to greet the day of glory
foretold in sacred story:

Hosanna, we adore you!
Our King, we bow before you.

2 Let shouts of gladness rise
triumphant to the skies;
here comes the King most glorious,
and he will reign victorious [Refrain]

3 He wears no kingly crown,
yet as a king is known;
though not adorned in splendour,
he still makes death surrender: [Refrain]

4 The weak and timid find
him gentle, good, and kind;
to them he gives a treasure
of bliss beyond all measure: [Refrain]

5 Your heart now open wide,
let Christ with you abide;
he graciously will hear you,
and be for ever near you: [Refrain]

6 Then go your Lord to meet,
spread palm-leaves at his feet;
your garments lay before him
and honour and adore him: [Refrain]

7 And little children too
will praise the Lord with you,
and every land and nation
respond with exaltation: [Refrain]

Text Information
First Line: O bride of Christ, rejoice
Original Language: Danish
Translator: Victor O. Petersen (1899, alt.)
Meter: 66.77.77
Language: English
Publication Date: 1999
Scripture: ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ;
Topic: Advent; Christian Community; Consummation in Christ (11 more...)
Source: Anon., Danish c. 1600
Tune Information
Composer: Johann Hermann Schein, 1586-1630
Meter: 66.77.77
Key: e minor

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