Lo! He comes, an infant stranger (Thomas Merritt)

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  • (Posted 2003-12-04)  CPDL #06160:   
Editor: Alan Knight (submitted 2003-12-04).   Score information: Letter, 4 pages, 76 kB   Copyright: CPDL
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General Information

Title: Lo! he comes, an infant stranger
Composer: Thomas Merritt

Number of voices: 4vv   Voicing: SATB
Genre: SacredCarol

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella or keyboard

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Original text and translations

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Lo! he comes, an infant stranger,
Of a lowly mother born,
Swathed and cradled in a manger,
Of his pristine glory shorn!
Alleluja! Alleluja! Alleluja!
Praise ye God’s incarnate Word!

Lo! He comes, by man unfriended,
Fain with stable beasts to rest;
Shepherds, who their nightfold tended,
Hailed alone the newborn guest.
Alleluja! Alleluja! Alleluja!
Praise ye Jesse's tender shoot!

Son of the Eternal Father,
Who again in power shall come;
Cherub, seraph hosts adorning,
Swell his state, and loudly cry
Alleluja! Alleluja! Alleluja!
Praise ye Him, the living Lord!