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The Nativity of our Lord

First Canon, Tone 1


S
A

&

Ode 1

Christ is born,
T
B

&

meet

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&
O

&

ye

Him!

Christ

ye peo - ple,


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for

He

be

ye

the Lord,

hath

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been glo - ri - fied.

ed!

and chant with glad - ness,

ex - alt

earth,

un - to

on

Christ com - eth from hea - ven

ry!

is

all the earth, sing ye

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give ye glo

Carol Surgant ~ music.russianorthodox-stl.org ~ 12/3/07

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First Canon of the Nativity of our Lord - Tone 1

Ode 3

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&

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To the Son, Who was be - got - ten

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&

be - fore time

be - gan,

n
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&

and

in

lat - ter times with - out seed be - came

the Vir - gin,


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&

Thou Who lift - test

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up

the Fa - ther with - out cor - rup - tion

in - car - nate of

of

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

our horn,

ho - ly

w
w

art Thou, O

Lord.

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First Canon of the Nativity of our Lord - Tone 1

&

Ode 4

A rod

from the root of Jes

se,

and blos - som


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#
&

Vir - gin, from the moun-tain o - ver shad-owed

and dense-ly wood - ed hast Thou come in - car - nate of her who

knew not man,

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

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Thou didst spring forth from the

&

there - from, O Christ,

&

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Thy pow - er, O Lord!

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First Canon of the Nativity of our Lord - Tone 1

&

Ode 5

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


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&


of

di - vine,

n
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#
&

we glo - ri - fy Thee,


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and wak - ing at dawn

out

w
w

Who lov - est man - kind.

grant - eth us peace. There-fore guid - ed to the

#
&
light of know - ledge

Who

sion, Thou didst send Thine an - gel

Great Coun - sel,

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of the night,

First Canon of the Nativity of our Lord - Tone 1

Ode 6


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#
&

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&

The sea mon-ster thrust forth,

like a babe

from

the womb, Jo - nah whom it

had swal - lowed; and the Word, Who dwelt with-in the Vir-gin and took flesh of her,

&

is - sued forth, pre - serv - ing her in - cor-rupt, He kept her Who gave


?#
&

birth un - harmed,

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w
.
w

for He Him-self was not sub - ject to

Him

cor - rup

tion.

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First Canon of the Nativity of our Lord - Tone 1

&

Ode 7

The chil - dren raised to - geth

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&

#

un - god

ly


?#
&

but stand - ing

in

?#

#
&

God

of

our

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er

in

pi

e - ty,

com - mand,

feared


the

midst


fa

of

not


the fire,

of

ww

art Thou.

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thers, bless - ed

dis - dain - ing the

the flame they chant

the threat

ed:

First Canon of the Nativity of our Lord - Tone 1

# Before the Katavasia of the 8th Ode:


&

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

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&


un - to

all

the


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&

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ges.

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Ode 8

The dew-bear -ing fur - nace showed

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&

won - der,


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for

it

burned not

forth the image of a super - na - tur - al

the youths whom it

had

re - ceived,

First Canon of the Nativity of our Lord - Tone 1

#8th Ode (continued)


&

e - ven as the fire

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&

&

it

en

tered.

tion

bless

&


for


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all

a -

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- ges.

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not the Vir

gin

Where - fore in praise let

the Lord

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Let all cre - a

the God - head burned

whose womb

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of

and


us sing:

exalt Him supremely

First Canon of the Nativity of our Lord - Tone 1

&

Ode 9

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

do

? #
&

the cave


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#

is

hea - ven, the

? #

the

&

man

Christ God,

n
?#

is laid

the un - con - tain - a - ble

U
w
w

Whom prais - ing

we mag - ni

the Che - ru - bim,

ger, the place where - in

.
.

be - hold;

Vir - gin the throne of

&

fy.

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Carol Surgant ~ music.russianorthodox-stl.org ~ 12/3/07

From the music arrangement in


Slavonic (service for
St. Herman) by
Dcn. Serge Arlievsky:
www.travelingtreby.org
Adapted from the English
translation by Isaac E.
Lambertsen, 1999.
"The Menaion of the Orthodox
Church", Vol. IV,
St. John of Kronstadt Press,
The entire service may be
purchased through: sjkp.org