Prophecy Proclaimed


Tune: Est Ist En Ros / St Germanus

('A great and mighty wonder')

Luke 1 v.76-79 (part of the 'Benedictus')


John Baptist's father he did

Prophesy, it not hid

Zacharias at John's birth

Did speak, tell forth his worth

John would be called prophet

Of the Highest, not forget

Would speak of the Lord yet


For John would before Him go

To prepare His way, show

The people of His coming

Salvation He would bring

Joh would them knowledge give

And so knowing, they would live

And to God praises give


This knowledge by forgiveness

Of sins, it true be this

Thruugh the tender mercy, see

Of our God it sure be

Whereby the Dayspring here

Messiah, the Dawn appears

Unto mankind He nears


He gives light to them that sit

In darkness, sight is lit

And to those under shadow

Of death, who dark night know

He guides our feet into

The way of peace now anew

That reaches e'en to you




  • Author: orchidee (Offline Offline)
  • Published: December 24th, 2023 03:27
  • Comment from author about the poem: A hymn-poem for Christmas Eve in 6.7.6. The last three lines of each verse are as a Refrain in the original hymn. An ancient hymn by St Germanus, an Archbishop of Constantinople, who lived c.634 - C.734 AD, so being around age 100.
  • Category: Spiritual
  • Views: 12
  • User favorite of this poem: Accidental Poet.
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  • sorenbarrett

    Great timing with this poem or hymn. On the advent of Christ's birth the preparation of the way predicting the birth of the new doing away with the old, sacrifice replaced with a new sacrament. Good write Orchi

    • orchidee

      Thanks SB.

    • Neville

      I shall refrain from typing anything sacrilegious but wait & see what transpires 🎄🎄⭐⭐🎄👍

      • orchidee

        Thanks N. So - you can spell that tricky word - sacri-wotsit!

      • 2781

        "Behold, I will send you Elijah the prophet before the great and dreadful day if the Lord:"

        • orchidee

          Thanks 2. Erm, I don't think it means a guy I know, who grew a beard and funny hairstyle to maybe try to imitate Elijah. Doh!

          • 2781

            No but it ties in with your yesterday's message, first and last thingo

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          • Accidental Poet

            I know you'll be busy with KP celebrating Christmas and all. All fun aside Orchi, I wish you, Fido and KP a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. 🎅🎄

            • orchidee

              Thanks AP. You too! I will do anything to take a break from trouts! lol.

              • Accidental Poet

                Try Piranhas, they can be fun. 😲

              • Goldfinch60

                Good one Orchi.

                Happy Christmas.

                • orchidee

                  Thanks Gold - you too!

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