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88. The ancient law departs

S.M.

St. Michael:

Louis Bourgeois, 1551;

Arr. William Crotch, 1836

Franconia:

Johann B. König, 1738;

Arr. William H. Havergal, 1840

Latin; Sebastien Besnault, 1736;

Tr. Compilers of Hymns Ancient & Modern

The ancient law departs

And all its terrors cease;

For Jesus makes with faithful hearts

A covenant of peace.

The Light of Light divine,

True Brightness undefiled,

He bears for us the shame of sin,

A holy, spotless Child.

Today the Name is thine,

At which we bend the knee;

They call the Jesus, Child divine!

Our Jesus deign to be.

Amen.

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