Wednesday, March 26, 2008

From the 7th Century (Latin)

I love this, because it manages to honor Mary in appropriate measure. I feel that the pendulum landed in the right spot with this one.


Hymn of the Virgin

The Word whom earth and sea and sky
Aadore and laud and magnify,
Whose might they show, whose praise they tell,
In Mary's body designed to dwell.

Blessed is the message Gabriel brought,
Blessed is the work the Spirit wrought,
Most blessed to bring to human birth
The long-desired of all the earth.

Lord Jesus, Virgin born, to thee
Eternal praise and glory be,
Whom with the Father we adore
And Holy Spirit evermore.

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