The Hymns and Carols of Christmas

Let All The Earth Her King Adore

On The Nativity: At The First Vespers.

Yet a little while, and He that shall come will come, and will not tarry.—Heb. X.

"Missum redemptorum polo""

Source: Isaac Williams, Hymns Translated from the Parisian Breviary (London: J.G.F. & J. Rivington, 1839),  pp. 52-53.

Let all the earth her King adore
    From farthest pole to pole,
    Where'er the sun doth roll; 
Sent forth from the eternal shore 
    To visit us forlorn,
    He comes, the Virgin-born. 

To save from death those He hath made,
    God, who did all create,
    Puts on a slave's estate; 
Born ere the pillar'd world was laid, 
    He comes a mortal child,
    To earth and time exil'd.

He asks returns for such vast love, 
    And, though the Judge of all, 
    Doth to His cradle call: 
Then be all praise to Him above, 
    To Father and to Son 
    And Spirit ever One.

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