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O Sion open wide thy gates Let figures

O Zion, open wide thy gates,
Let figures disappear;
A Priest and Victim, both in One,
The Truth Himself, is here.

No more the simple
flock shall bleed;
Behold, the Fatherĺs Son
Himself to His own altar comes
For sinners to atone.

Conscious of hidden deity,
The lowly virgin brings
Her newborn Babe,
with two young doves,
Her humble offerings.

The agŔd Simeon sees at last
His Lord, so long desired,
And Anna welcomes Israelĺs hope,
With holy rapture fired.

But silent knelt the mother blest
Of the yet silent Word,
And pondering all things in her heart,
With speechless praise adored.

All glory to the Father be,
All glory to the Son,
All glory, Holy Ghost, to Thee,
While endless ages run.

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Meter: 8 6 8 6 (C.M.)
      Dates: 1680,1849
      Bible Refs: Lk 2:34;
      Name meter
      8 6 8 6 (C.M.)
      8 6 8 6 (C.M.)
      8 6 8 6 (C.M.)
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