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Canon of the Theotokos


"I shall open my mouth..."
Tone 4

Ode 1

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pen my mouth,

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Obikhod

and the Spi - rit will in -spire

it,

and I shall ut - ter the words of my song to the Queen and Mo - ther;

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shall

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seen

radiant

ly

joyfully

praising

her

keep - ing

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be

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Canon of the Theotokos - Tone 4

Ode 3

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ther of God,

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thou liv - ing and plen - ti - ful fount,

give strength to those united in spi - ri - tu - al

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who sing hymns of praise to thee;

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vouchsafe

unto

them

crowns

fel - low - ship,

and in thy divine glo

of

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ry,

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Canon of the Theotokos - Tone 4

Ode 4

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He Who sits in glo

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Je - sus

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Glo

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ry

the

true

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pure

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ry,

God,

hand

Thy

up - on the throne of the God

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come

He

in

has

saved

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light

those

who

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head,

cloud,

cry:

Canon of the Theotokos - Tone 4

Ode 5

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The whole world

for thou,

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Who

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was

a - mazed

at thy di - vine glo

ry,

O Virgin who hast not known wed - lock,

womb the God of all,

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has held in thy

and hast given birth to an e - ter - nal Son,

rewards with salvation all who sing thy prais

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Canon of the Theotokos - Tone 4

Ode 6

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As we cel - e-brate this sacred and solemn feast of the Mo - ther of God,

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Let

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us come clap - ping our hands,

and

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give

glory

to

God

Who

was

peo - ple

born

of the Lord,

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Canon of the Theotokos - Tone 4

Ode 7

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The ho - ly

children bravely trampled upon the threat - en - ing fire,

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pre-ferring not to worship created things rather than the Cre - a

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and they

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sang in joy:

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Lord

God

of

our

tor,

'Blessed art Thou and praised above all,

fa -

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- thers.'

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Canon of the Theotokos - Tone 4

Ode 8

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The Off - spring of the The - o - to - kos, saved the holy children in the

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fur - nace, He Who was then prefigured has since been born on earth,

and

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He

gathers

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all ye works

of

together

the Lord,

all

the

praise

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cre - a - tion

to sing,

ye the Lord

Canon of the Theotokos - Tone 4

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Ode 8 (continued)

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Him

above

all

for - ev

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Before the Katavasia at the 8th Ode:

We

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exalt

praise,

we

bless,

we

worship

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and

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supremely

exalting

Him

unto

the

all

a -

Lord;

praising

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Canon of the Theotokos - Tone 4

Ode 9


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Let ev- ery mor-tal born on earth, carrying his torch, in spirit leap for joy;

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and

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let

the holy feast

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of

the Mo - ther

Re-joice, all bless - ed The - o - to - kos,


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the order of angelic powers cele - brate and

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of God,

and let

pure and ev - er Vir

hon - or

them cry:

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