Her Virgin eyes saw God incarnate born (Henry Lawes)

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Editor: James Gibb (submitted 2016-11-15).   Score information: A4, 1 page, 26 kB   Copyright: CPDL
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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

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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.