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nicholas lemme 

lincoln, ne, usa

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Jesus Redeemer of the World | 2018 | SATB & oboe/violin | 6'

Christmas | Tomorrow the iniquity of the earth shall be abolished.
 

This Christmas Vesper text echoes the mystery of the Incarnation and proves a salve for the anxieties of our modern times.  Tomorrow the inequity of the earth shall be abolished.  And the Savior of the world shall reign over us.  (Daniel 9:24)  

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TEXT

 

Jesu, Redeemer of the world,

Begotten ere the dawn of light,

Wast of the Father's glory born,

Immense in glory as in might

 

Thou art the Father's splendid light,

Thou art the eternal hope of all

Throughout the world to Thee we pray

O, hear Thy servants as they call.

 

(Daniel 9:24)

Tomorrow the iniquity of the earth shall be abolished.

And the Savior of the world shall reign over us.

 

Remember, O Creator Lord!

That from the Virgin's sacred womb

Thou didst come forth, and of her flesh

Thou didst come forth, and of her flesh

Thou didst our mortal form assume.

 

O Jesu! of the Virgin born,

Unceasing glory be to Thee;

And to the Father infinite,

And Holy Ghost eternally. Amen.

 

-from The Divine 1962