Like The Dawning Of The Morning
Words and Music: Traditional
MIDI / Noteworthy Composer / PDF
Source: St. Basil's Hymnal. New York: Benziger Brothers, 12th Edition.
1. Like the dawning of the morning,
On the mountains golden heights,
Like the breaking of the moonbeams
On the gloom of cloudy nights,
Like a secret told by angels
Getting known upon the earth,
Is the Mother's expectation
Of Messiah's speedy birth.
2. Thou wert happy, blessed Mother,
With the very bliss of heaven,
Since the angel's salutation
In thy raptured ear was given;
Since the Ave of that midnight
When thou wert anointed Queen,
Like a river over-flowing
Hath the grace within thee been.
3. Thou hast waited, child of David,
And thy waiting now is o'er.
Thou hast seen Him, blessed Mother,
And wilt see him evermore.
Oh, his human face and features
They were passing sweet to see;
Thou beholdest them this moment;
Mother show them now to me.
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