Praetorius, Michael arr. Pedersen: A great and mighty wonder

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A great and mighty wonder, a full and holy cure!

The Virgin bears the infant, with virgin honour pure.
Repeat the hymn again!
‘To God on high be glory, and peace on earth to men!’
The Word becomes incarnate, and yet remains on high!
And cherubim sing anthems to shepherds from the sky.
And idol forms shall perish, and error shall decay,
And Christ shall wield his sceptre, our Lord and God for ay.

Words: Germanus of Constantinople (c. 634–c. 734)
trans. John Mason Neale (1818–66)
Music: Michael Praetorius (1571–1621) arr. Erling Pedersen (b. 1944)