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Welcome to Hyperion Records, an independent British classical label devoted to presenting high-quality recordings of music of all styles and from all periods from the twelfth century to the twenty-first.
Hyperion offers both CDs, and downloads in a number of formats. The site is also available in several languages.
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The branch, the mighty branch behold,
By types and shadows long foretold,
Whom kings and prophets wish’d to see,
Develop’d now’s the mystery:
The mighty God, creation’s Lord,
To fallen man his promis’d word.
Behold, behold th’ incarnate God,
Who sways all nature by his nod;
In Bethlehem an infant born,
Within a stable greets the morn.
In swaddling bands he’s there array’d,
No kingly honours to him paid.
In heav’n the bright angelic bands
Shout forth, ‘Rejoice, ye distant lands’,
Whilst cherubs ’midst a lambent flame,
Bestud the sky and thus proclaim:
‘On earth be peace, to man goodwill,
Who does through grace his law fulfil’.