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Saturday, December 17, 2016

O Thou Tabernacle of God

Ancient Hymn from the Anthology of The Greeks

     As a royal throne, thou carriest the Creator; as a living couch, thou encircles the King, O creature most dear to God:
     Branch most vigorous, thou didst bud forth the Christ on whom we lean and are supported; for Aaron's branch, which, of old, budded unplanted, was a type of thee, thou chaste dove, and ever a Virgin.
     To sing the more than wonderful manner of thy extraordinary and incomprehensible maternity, is above the power of all the choirs of men; for no mind, no thought, no understanding, no words, can reach the mystery.  

Rejoice, O thou tabernacle of God!

by Dom Prosper  Granger O.S.B.
London, 1867

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