"A Great and Mighty Wonder"
                           by St. Germanus, 634-734
                    Translated by John M. Neale, 1818-1866
                                  Text From:
                      THE HANDBOOK TO THE LUTHERAN HYMNAL
              (St. Louis: Concordia Publishing House, 1942) p. 61

                                                       

	1. A great and mighty wonder.
	A full and holy cure:
	The Virgin bears the Infant
	With virgin honor purel
	Repeat the hymn again:
	"To God on high be glory
	And peace on earth to men!"

	2. The Word becomes incarnate
	And yet remains on high,
	And cherubim sing anthems
	To shepherds from the sky.
	Repeat the hymn again:
	"To God on high be glory
	And peace on earth to men!"

	3. While thus they sing your Monarch,
	Those bright angelic bands,
	Rejoice, ye vales and mountains,
	Ye oceans, clap your hands.
	Repeat the hymn again:
	"To God on high be glory
	And peace on earth to men!"

	4. Since all He comes to ransom.  
	By all be He adored,
	The Infant born in Bethl'em,
	The Savior and the Lord.
	Repeat the hymn again:
	"To God on high be glory
	And peace on earth to menl"

	5. And idol forms shall perish,
	And error shall decay,
	And Christ shall wield His scepter,
	Our Lord and God for aye.
	Repeat the hymn again:
	"To God on high be glory
	And peace on earth to men!"

        
Notes: from _The Lutheran Hymnal_ Hymn #76 from _The LutHandbook to the Lutheran Hymnal_ Text: 1 Tim. 3:16 Author: St. Germanus, 734 Translated by: John M. Neale, 1862 Titled:"Mega kai paradoxon Thauma" Tune: “A"lte geistliche Kirchengesaeng”" Town: Cologne, 1599
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