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A Day A Day Of Glory lyrics:

A day, a day of glory
A day that ends our woe
A day that tells of triumph
Against our vanquished foe
Yield, summer's brightest sunrise
To this December morn
Lift up your gates, ye princes
And let the Child be born

With Gloria in excelsis
Archangels tell their mirth
With Kyrie eleison
Men answer upon earth
And angels swell the triumph
And mortals raise the horn
Lift up your gates, ye princes
And let the Child be born.

He comes, His throne the manger
He comes, His shrine the stall
The ox and ass His courtiers
Who made and governs all
The "House of Bread" His birth-place
The Prince of wine and corn
Lift up your gates, ye princes
And let the Child be born.

Then bar the gates, that henceforth
None thus may passage win
Because the Prince of Israel
Alone hath entered in
The earth, the sky, the ocean
His glorious way adorn
Lift up your gates, ye princes
And let the Child be born.

About this song:

"A day, a day of glory" is based on a traditional French Christmas carol. It was translated to English by John M. Neal in the 19th century and set to music by Charles Wood.

The "House of Bread" mentioned in this song is Bethlehem.

Kyrie eleison is Greek for "Lord have mercy" and Gloria in excelsis Deo is "Glory to God on high" in Latin.

Other traditional French Christmas carols are Angels We Have Heard On High, Bring A Torch, Jeanette, Isabella, Burgundian Carol, Petite Papa Noel, Sing We Now Of Christmas and The Friendly Beasts.

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