Day 6 - the Days of Christmas Continued

As I continue sharing the pieces from SPU's Sacred Sounds of Christmas, I hope you begin to see the beauty of Christmas more and more and the commercialism of it less and less. Without the gift of Jesus, what is the point? Blessings!

Today's piece:

Let Creation Praise
Music was based on a 13th century plainsong, arr. by James Curnow (b. 1943)). (it was beautiful, by the way)
Text: Marcus Aurelius Clemens Prudentius (348-413)

Of the Father's love begotten
Ere the worlds began to be,
He is Alpha and Omega,
He is the source, the ending He,
Of the things that are and have been,
And the future years shall see,
Evermore and evermore.

O that birth forever blessed,

When the Virgin, full of grace,
By the Holy Ghost conceiving,
Bare the Savior of our race;
And the Babe, the world's Redeemer,
First revealed His sacred face,
Evermore and evermore.

O ye heights of heav'n adore him;

Angel hosts, His praises sing;
Powers, dominions, bow before Him,
And extol our God and King;
Let no tongue on earth be silent,
Every voice in concert ring,
Evermore and evermore.

Christ, to thee with God the Father,

And, O Holy Ghost, to thee,
Hymn and chant and high thanksgiving,
And unwearied praises be;
Honor, glory and dominion,
And eternal victory,
Evermore and evermore.


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