"Praise We the Lord This Day"
                            by Unknown author, 1846
                                  Text From:
                              THE LUTHERAN HYMNAL
                 (St. Louis: Concordia Publishing House, 1941)

        1. Praise we the Lord this day,
        This day so long foretold,
        Whose promise shone with cheering ray
        On waiting saints of old.
        2. The Prophet gave the sign
        For faithful men to read:
        A virgin, born of David's line,
        Shall bear the promised Seed.
        3. Ask not how this should be,
        But worship and adore
        Like her whom God's own majesty
        Came down to shadow o'er.
        4. Meekly she bowed her head
        To hear the gracious word,
        Mary, the pure and lowly maid,
        The favored of the Lord.
        5. Blessed shall be her name
        In all the Church on earth,
        Through whom that wondrous mercy came,
        the incarnate Savior's birth.
        6. Jesus, the Virgin's Son, 
        We praise Thee and adore,
        Who art with God the Father One
        And Spirit evermore. Amen.
Notes: Hymn #274 from _The Lutheran Hymnal_ Author: Unknown, 1846 Composer: Johann M. Spiess, 1745 Tune: "Swabia"
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