Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Song Lyric of the Day (Simon Pellegrin, on the ‘Dawn of Grace’)

“O Christ, whom nations sigh for,
Whom priest and prophet long foretold,
Come break the captive fetters;
Redeem the long-lost fold.

“Dear Savior haste;
Come, come to earth,
Dispel the night and show your face,
And bid us hail the dawn of grace.”—“O Come,Divine Messiah!”, lyrics by Abbe Simon Pellegrin (1663-1745), English translation by Sister Mary of St. Philip, SND  (1825-1904)

(The image accompanying this post, The Adoration of the Shepherds, was created between 1500 and 1535 by the Italian painter and architect Bartolomeo Suardi, best known as Bramantino. The oil-on-panel painting belongs to the art collection Rijksmuseum Amsterdam.)

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