End the shadow

Our human form hast Thou taken on Thyself without change,
O greatly-compassionate Master, though being God by nature;
fullfilling the Law, Thou willingly
receivest circumcision in the flesh,
that Thou mightest end the shadow and roll away
the veil of our sinful passions.
Glory be to Thy goodness unto us.
Glory be to Thy compassion.
Glory, O Word, to Thine inexpressible condescension.

Dismissal Hymn of the Feast of the Circumcision of our Lord. First Tone
To the tune of While Gabriel was saying
Translation by Holy Transfiguration Monastery,
from The Great Horologion

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