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Royal day that chasest gloom Day by glad




Royal day that chasest gloom!
Day by gladness speeded!
Thou beheld’st from Mary’s womb
How the King proceeded;
Whom, true Man, with praise our choir
Hails, and love, and heart’s desire,
Joy and admiration;
Who, true God, enthroned in light,
Passeth wonder, passeth sight,
Passeth cogitation.


On the virgin as He hung,
God, the world’s Creator,
Like a rose from lily sprung—
Stood astounded nature:
That a maiden’s arms enfold
Him that make the world of old,
Him that ever liveth:
That a maiden’s spotless breast
To the King eternal rest,
Warmth and nurture, giveth!


As the sunbeam through the glass
Passeth, but not staineth,
Thus the virgin, as she was,
Virgin still remaineth:
Blessèd mother, in whose womb
Lay the light that exiles gloom,
God, the Lord of ages;
Blessèd maid! from whom the Lord,
Her own Infant, God adored,
Hunger’s pains assuages.

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LYRICS
Meter: 7 6 7 6 7 7 6 7 7 6
Writer(s):
    Trans/Adapted:
      Dates: 1851
      Bible Refs: Lk 2:10;
      MUSIC
      Name: DIES EST LAETITIAE
      Meter: 7 6 7 6 7 7 6 7 7 6
      Writer(s):
        Dates: 1887
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