1 A great and mighty wonder:
redemption drawing near!
The virgin bears the infant,
the prince of peace is here!
   Repeat the hymn again:
   'To God on high be glory,
   and peace on earth. Amen.'

2 The Word becomes incarnate
and yet remains on high!
The shepherds hear the anthem
as glory fills the sky!

3 The angels sing the story:
awake, O distant lands!
Rejoice, you hills and valleys;
you oceans, clap your hands!

4 He comes to save all nations:
let us now hear his word!
Approach and bring him worship,
the saviour and the Lord!

Mega kai paradoxon thauma Germanus (c.634 - c.732) translated by John Mason Neale (1818 - 1866) adapted by Michael Perry (Word and Music) (1942 - 1996)
© Word and Music/Jubilate Hymns
7 6 7 6 Iambic and refrain

A similar version adapted by Michael Perry is also available here.

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