1 "From heaven high I come to you,
I bring you tidings good and new;
Glad tidings of great joy I bring,
Whereof I now will say and sing:
2 "To you this night is born a child
Of Mary, chosen virgin mild;
This little child, of lowly birth,
Shall be the joy of all the earth.
3 "This is the Christ, our God and Lord,
Who in all need shall aid afford;
He will himself your Saviour be
From all your sins to set you free.
4 "These are the tokens ye shall mark:
The swaddling clothes and manger dark:
There ye shall find the Infant laid
By whom the heav'ns and earth were made."
5 Now let us all with gladsome cheer
Go with the shepherds and draw near
To see the precious gift of God,
Who hath his own dear Son bestowed.
6 Welcome to earth, thou noble Guest,
Through whom the sinful world is blest!
In my distress thou com'st to me;
What thanks shall I return to thee?
|First Line:||From heaven high I come to you|
|Title:||From Heaven High I Come to You|
|Author:||Martin Luther (1535)|
|Translator:||Catherine Winkworth (1855; alt.; Alt. 1961)|
|Scripture:||Luke 2:14; Luke 2:10-12|
|Name:||VON HIMMEL HOCH|
|Attributed to:||Martin Luther|
|Source:||V. Schumann's Geistliche Lieder, 1539|