From east to west, from shore to shore (Anonymous)

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Editor: Andrew Sims (submitted 2022-01-04).   Score information: A4, 1 page, 35 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: The hymn in the version published in The Hymnal 1982, melody with words underlaid.
Editor: Andrew Sims (submitted 2022-01-04).   Score information: A4, 1 page, 76 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: The hymn in the version published in The Hymnal 1982, melody with words.

General Information

Title: From east to west, from shore to shore
Composer: Anonymous
Tune: Vom Himmel kam der Engel Schar
Lyricist: Caelius Seduliuscreate page

Translation by John Ellerton

Number of voices: 1v   Voicing: Unison
Genre: SacredHymn

Language: English
  Meter: 88. 88 (L.M.) Instruments: A cappella or keyboard

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Original text and translations

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From east to west, from shore to shore,
let every heart awake and sing
the holy child whom Mary bore,
the Christ, the everlasting King.

Behold, the world’s creator wears
the form and fashion of a slave;
our very flesh our Maker shares,
his fallen creatures all to save.

For this how wondrously he wrought!
A maid in lowly human place
became, in ways beyond all thought,
the chosen vessel of his grace.

And while the angels in the sky
sang praise above the silent field,
to shepherds poor the Lord Most High,
the one great Shepherd, was revealed.

All glory for this blessed morn
to God the Father ever be;
all praise to thee, O Virgin-born,
all praise, O Holy Ghost, to thee.