23. December 2011 · Comments Off · Categories: Advent

Ravenscroft: Remember O Thou Man
Collegium Vocale Gent, conducted by Peter Dijkstra

Remember O thou man
thy time is spent:
how thou art dead and gone,
And I did what I can,
therefore repent!

Remember Adam’s fall
o thou man
From heav’n to hell!
How we were condemned all
In hell perpetual,
There for to dwell.

Remember God’s goodness,
o thou man,
And promise made!
How he sent his son, doubtless
Our sins for to redress:
Be not afraid!

The angels all did sing,
o thou man,
On heav’n’s high hill;
Praise to our hean’nly King,
And peace to man living,
With a good will.

In Bethlem He was born,
o thou man,
For mankind’s sake;
For us that were forlorn,
And therefore took no scorn,
Our flesh to take.

Give thanks to God always,
o thou man,
with heart most joylly,
For this is our happy day,
let all men sing and say:
“Holy, Holy!”

In case you’ve missed earlier Advent posts:
Day 1, Day 2, Day 3, Day 4, Day 5, Day 6, Day 7, Day 8, Day 9, Day 10, Day 11, Day 12, Day 13, Day 14, Day 15, Day 16, Day 17, Day 18, Day 19, Day 20, Day 21, Day 22, Day 23, Day 24, Day 25, Day 26

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