Wednesday, March 25, 2015

The Hymn from Matins of the Little Office for the Feast of The Annunciation / The Incarnation


The Hymn from Matins of the Little Office for the Feast of 
The Annunciation / The Incarnation


THE God whom earth, and sea, and sky
Adore, and laud, and magnify,

Who o’er their threefold fabric reigns,

The Virgin Mary’s womb contains.

The God whose will by moon, and sun,
And all things in due course is done,

Is borne upon a Maiden’s breast,

By fullest heavenly grace possessed.

How blest that Mother, in whose shrine
The great Artificer Divine,

Whose hand contains the earth and sky,

Vouchsafed, as in His ark, to lie.

Blest, in the message Gabriel brought;
Blest, by the work the Spirit wrought;

From whom the great Desire of earth

Took human flesh and human birth.

To Thee be sung eternal praise,
O Virgin-born, through endless days;

Whom with the Father we adore,

And Holy Ghost forevermore. Amen.

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