149. All My Heart This Night Rejoices

1 All my heart this night rejoices
as I hear
far and near
sweetest angel voices;
"Christ is born," their choirs are singing
yill the air
everywhere
now with joy is ringing.

2 Hark! a voice from yonder manger,
soft and sweet,
doth entreat,
"Flee from woe and danger!
Pilgrims, come! From all that grieves you
you are freed;
all you need
I will surely give you."

3 Come, then, let us hasten yonder!
Here let all,
great and small,
kneel in awe and wonder!
Love him who with love is yearning!
Hail the star,
that from far
bright with hope is burning!

4 Then, dear Lord, with heed I'll cherish,
live to thee,
and with thee
dying, shall not perish;
but shall dwell with thee forever,
far on high,
in the joy
that can vanish never.

Text Information
First Line: All my heart this night rejoices
Title: All My Heart This Night Rejoices
Author: Paul Gerhardt (1607-1676)
Translator: Catherine Winkworth (1827-1878)
Publication Date: 1998
Meter: 8 33 6D
Scripture: Matthew 2:1-12; Luke 2:1-20
Topic: Christmas; Epiphany
Tune Information
Name: WARUM SOLLT ICH
Composer: Johann George Ebeling (1637-1676)
Meter: 8 33 6D



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