A great and mighty wonder


A great and mighty wonder,
a full and holy cure!
The Virgin bears the Infant
with virgin-honor pure:
(R) Repeat the hymn again!
"To God on high be glory,
and peace on earth to men."

The Word becomes incarnate,
and yet remains on high;
and cherubim sing anthems
to shepherds from the sky; (R)

While thus they sing your Monarch,
those bright angelic bands,
rejoice, ye vales and mountains,
ye oceans, clap your hands: (R)

Since all he comes to ransom,
by all be he adored,
the infant born in Bethlehem,
the Savior and the Lord: (R)

Words: Germanus (ca. 634-734);
Trans: John Mason Neale (1818-1866), 1862

MIDI: Es ist ein Ros (Old German tune, harmonized Michael Praetorius, 1571-1621)

Meter: 76 76 676

Hymnal, Year Number Tunes Other comments
Hymns Ancient & Modern, 1861-1874      
The Anglican Hymn Book, 1868       
The Sarum Hymnal, 1869 041 Freut euch, ihr lieben Christen  
The Church Hymnal, 1871 (Hall & Whiteley)      
The Church Hymnal, 1874 (Goodrich & Gilbert)      
The Church Hymnal, 1874 (Tucker & Rousseau)      
The Church Hymnal, 1874 (Hutchins)      
Church Hymns with Tunes, 1874      
Church Hymnal (Church of Ireland), 1874      
Hymns Ancient & Modern, Standard, 1875-1924      
A Church of England Hymn Book, 1879      
The Universal Hymn Book, 1885      
The Hymnal Companion, 1890      
The Church Hymnal, Revised and Enlarged, 1892 (Darlington)      
The Church Hymnal, Revised and Enlarged, 1892 (Parker)      
The Church Hymnal, Revised and Enlarged, 1892 (Hutchins)      
The Church Hymnal, Revised and Enlarged, 1892 (Tucker & Rousseau)      
The Church Hymnal, Revised and Enlarged, 1892 (Helfenstein)      
The Church Hymnal, Revised and Enlarged, 1892 (Messiter)      
The Yattendon Hymnal, 1900
     
Church Hymns, New Edition, 1903      
Hymns Ancient & Modern, New Edition, 1904      
The English Hymnal, 1906 019 Es ist ein Ros  
The Book of Common Praise, 1908      
The Hymnal 1916 082 Es ist ein Ros  
Church Hymnal for the Christian Year, 1917      
Church Hymnal (Church of Ireland), 1919      
Church Hymnal Revised, 1920
(Hutchins)
661 Es ist ein Ros  
The Oxford Hymn Book, 1925      
Songs of Praise, 1925 046 Es ist ein Ros  
Songs of Praise, Enlarged Edition, 1931 070 Es ist ein Ros  
The Book of Common Praise, 1938      
The Hymnal 1940 018 Es ist ein Ros  
Hymns Ancient & Modern, Revised, 1950 068 Es ist ein Ros  
The Mirfield Mission Hymn Book, 1955      
Church Hymnal (Church of Ireland), 1960 052 Es ist ein Ros  
Anglican Hymn Book, 1965 090 Es ist ein Ros  
The Hymn Book 1971      
The Australian Hymn Book / With One Voice, 1977      
The Hymnal 1982      
Hymns Ancient & Modern, New Standard, 1983 043 Es ist ein Ros  
The New English Hymnal, 1985 021 Es ist ein Ros  
Hymns for Today's Church, second edition, 1988 049 Es ist ein Ros Text modernized
Church Family Worship, 1988      
Hymns Old & New, New Anglican Edition, 1996 002 Es ist ein Ros  
Common Praise (The Anglican Church of Canada), 1998      
Together in Song: The Australian Hymn Book II, 1999      
Sing Glory, 1999      
Complete Mission Praise, 2000      
Common Praise: Hymns Ancient & Modern, 2000 041 Es ist ein Ros  
Hymns Old & New, Complete Anglican Edition, 2000 004 Es ist ein Ros  
Church Hymnal (Church of Ireland), 2000 146 Es ist ein Ros, Ave Maria klare  

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