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O, let us exalt our dear Lord and proclaim,
In songs of true gratitude, praise to His name!
As songs of the angels in sweetest accord,
Our thanks and our praises shall rise to the Lord.
-- Zion's Harp # 165

Hymn Information

From Heaven Above To Earth




Author
Martin Luther in 1535

Composer
Martin Luther in 1535

Arranger
A. H. M. in 2005

Notes
From "V. Shumann's Geistliche Lieder, 1539"
Translated by Catherine Winkworth (1829-1878) in 1855.
Von Himmel Hoch. L. M.
Text from St. Luke 2:1-18

Lyrics
From heav'n above to earth I come
To bear good news to every home;
Glad tidings of great joy I bring,
Whereof I now will say and sing:

To you this night is born a child
Of Mary, chosen mother mild;
This little child, of lowly birth,
Shall be the joy of all your earth.

Now let us all with gladsome cheer
Follow the shepherds and draw near
To see this wondrous gift of God,
Who hath His only Son bestowed.

Welcome to earth, Thou noble Guest,
Through whom e'en wicked men are blest!
Thou com'st to share our misery;
What can we render, Lord, to Thee?

My heart for very joy doth leap,
My lips no more can silence keep;
I, too, must raise with joyful tongue
That sweetest ancient cradlesong:

Glory to God in highest heav'n,
Who unto us His Son hath giv'n!
While angels sing with joyful mirth
A glad new year to all the earth.

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