Her Virgin eyes saw God incarnate born (Henry Lawes)

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  • (Posted 2021-03-01)  CPDL #63259:       
Editor: Andrew Sims (submitted 2021-03-01).   Score information: A4, 1 page, 39 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: The hymn with four-part harmony and underlaid words in the version published in Hymns Ancient & Modern New Standard
  • (Posted 2021-03-01)  CPDL #63258:       
Editor: Andrew Sims (submitted 2021-03-01).   Score information: A4, 1 page, 77 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: The hymn in the version published in Hymns Ancient & Modern New Standard, melody with words.
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General Information

Title: Her Virgin eyes saw God incarnate born
Composer: Henry Lawes
Tune: Farley Castle

Lyricist: Thomas Ken

Number of voices: 4vv   Voicing: SATB
Genre: SacredHymn   Meter: 10 10. 10 10

Language: English
Instruments: Organ

First published:
  2nd published: 1983 in Hymns Ancient and Modern, New Standard, no. 310
Description: 

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Original text and translations

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1  Her Virgin eyes saw God incarnate born,
When she to Bethl'em came that happy morn;
How high her raptures then began to swell,
None but her own omniscient Son can tell.

2  As Eve, when she her fontal sin reviewed,
Wept for herself and all she should include,
Blest Mary with man's Saviour in embrace
Joyed for herself and for all human race.


3  All Saints are by her Son's dear influence blest,
She kept the very Fountain at her breast;
The Son adored and nursed by the sweet Maid
A thousandfold of love for love repaid.

4  Heaven with transcendent joys her entrance graced,
Next to his throne her Son his Mother placed;
And her below, now she's of heaven possest,
All generations are to call her blest.