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Behold the grace appears The blessing promised




Behold, the grace appears!
The promise is fulfilled;
Mary, the wondrous virgin, bears,
And Jesus is the Child.


The Lord, the highest God,
Calls Him His only Son;
He bids Him rule the lands abroad,
And gives Him David’s throne.


O’er Jacob shall He reign
With a peculiar sway;
The nations shall His grace obtain,
His kingdom ne’er decay.


To bring the glorious news
A heav’nly form appears;
He tells the shepherds of their joys,
And banishes their fears.


“Go, humble swains,” said he,
“To David’s city fly;
The promised Infant born today
Doth in a manger lie.”


“With looks and hearts serene,
Go visit Christ your King;
And straight a flaming troop was seen:
The shepherds heard them sing:


“Glory to God on high!
And heav’nly peace on earth;
Goodwill to men, to angels joy,
At the Redeemer’s birth!”


In worship so divine,
Let saints employ their tongues;
With the celestial hosts we join,
And loud repeat their songs:


“Glory to God on high!
And heav’nly peace on earth;
Goodwill to men, to angels joy,
At our Redeemer’s birth!”


---Alternative verses---


Behold, the grace appears!
The blessing promised long:
Angels announce the Saviour near,
In this triumphant song:

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LYRICS
Meter: 6 6 8 6 (S.M.)
Writer(s):
    Trans/Adapted:
      Dates: 1707-1709
      Bible Refs: Is 7:14; Lk 1:30; Lk 2:10;
      MUSIC
      Name: FESTAL SONG
      Meter: 6 6 8 6 (S.M.)
      Writer(s):
        Dates: 1872,1894

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