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From the Greek of Anatolius, Patriarch of Constantinople and a member of the Ecumenical Council of Chalcedon, A. D. 451.  Translated by Dr. J. Mason Neale, 1862.

A great and mighty wonder
The festal makes secure
The Virgin bears the Infant
With virgin-honor pure.

The Word is made incarnate
And yet remains on high
And cherubim sing anthems
To shepherds from the sky.

And we with them triumphant
Repeat the hymn again:
“To God on high be glory
And peace on earth to men!”

While thus they praise your Monarch
Those bright angelic bands
Rejoice ye vales and mountains!
Ye oceans, clap your hands!

Since all He came to ransom
By all be He adored
The Infant born in Bethlehem
The Savior and the Lord!

And idol forms shall perish
And error shall decay
And Christ shall wield His scepter
Our Lord and God for aye.

From Christ in Song, Schaff, pg. 31.

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