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Long ago, prophets knew

PERSONENT HODIE - melody fr Piae Cantiones 1582
  • 4 verses with chorus

LONG AGO, prophets knew
Christ would come, born a Jew,
Come to make all things new;
Bear his people’s burden,
Freely love and pardon:

Ring, bells, ring, ring, ring;
Sing choirs sing, sing, sing;
When he comes, when he comes,
Who will make him welcome?

God in time, God in man,
This is God’s timeless plan:
He will come as a man,
Born himself of woman,
God divinely human:

Two further verses

Fred Prattt Green © 1971 Stainer & Bell Ltd