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The Nativity of our Lord

First Canon, Tone 1


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Christ is born,

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give ye glo


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meet

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earth, be


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all the earth, sing ye un - to

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on

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the Lord,

Christ com - eth from hea - ven

Him!

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ex - alt

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and chant with glad - ness,

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glo - ri - fied.

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First Canon of the Nativity of our Lord - Tone 1

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To the Son, Who was be - got - ten of the Fa - ther with - out cor - rup - tion

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be - fore time


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be - gan,

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lat - ter times with - out seed be - came

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in - car - nate of

the Vir - gin,

un - to Christ, our God, let us cry a - loud:


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Thou Who lift - test up

our horn,

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First Canon of the Nativity of our Lord - Tone 1

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hast Thou come,

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in - car - nate of her who

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praised and im - ma - ter - i - al God. Glo - ry

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Thou didst spring forth from the

from the moun - tain

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there - from, O Christ,

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from the root

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Thy pow - er,

O Lord!

First Canon of the Nativity of our Lord - Tone 1

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As God of peace and Fa- ther of com-pas

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an - gel of

Great Coun - sel,


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guid-ed to the light of know - ledge



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the night,

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grant - eth us peace.

There - fore

di -vine, and wak- ing at dawn

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glo - ri - fy Thee,

sion, Thou didst send Thine

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Who lov - est man - kind.

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First Canon of the Nativity of our Lord - Tone 1

Ode 6

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The sea mon- ster thrust forth,

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whom

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had swal

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in - cor - rupt,

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for He

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lowed;

the Vir - gin and took flesh of


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like a babe

the Word, Who dwelt with - in

her Who gave

Jo - nah

is - sued forth, pre - serv - ing her

Him - self was not sub - ject

the womb,

her,

from

Him birth un - harmed,


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First Canon of the Nativity of our Lord - Tone 1

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The chil- dren raised to - geth

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but stand - ing

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com - mand,

in

the

feared

midst

God

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pi

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not the threat

of

the flame they chant

thers, bless - ed

dis - dain - ing the

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art Thou.

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the fire,

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First Canon of the Nativity of our Lord - Tone 1


Before the Katavasia of the 8th Ode:

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We praise, we bless, we worship the Lord, praising and supremely exalting Him

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The dew - bear - ing fur - nace showed

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na - tur - al won - der,


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the image of

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for it burned not the youths whom it had re-ceived,

First Canon of the Nativity of our Lord - Tone 1

# #8th Ode (continued)


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e - ven as

the fire

of the God - head burned


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whose womb

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us sing:

exalt Him supremely

Ode 9

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First Canon of the Nativity of our Lord - Tone 1

A strange and most glo - ri - ous mys - ter - y

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the cave


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is

hea - ven, the

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the place

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the Che - ru - bim,

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where - in

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laid

the

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Whom prais - ing

be - hold;

Vir - gin the throne of

un - con - tain - a - ble Christ God,

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we mag - ni

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From the music arrangement in Church Slavonic (service to St. Herman)


by Dcn. Serge Arlievsky: www.travelingtreby.org
Apapted from the English translation by Isaac E. Lambertsen, "The Menaion of the Orthodox Church",
Vol. IV, St. John of Kronstadt Press, 1999. The entire service text may be purchased through: sjkp.org
Carol Surgant ~ music.russianorthodox-stl.org ~ 12/3/07