Come, Your Hearts and Voices Raising

Come, your hearts and voices raising

Author: Paul Gerhardt
Tune: QUEM PASTORES
Published in 8 hymnals

Printable scores: PDF, MusicXML
Audio files: MIDI

Full Text

1 Come, your hearts and voices raising,
Christ the Lord with gladness praising;
Loudly sing His love amazing,
Worthy folk of Christendom.

2 Sin and death may well be groaning,
Satan now may well be moaning;
We, our full salvation owning,
Cast our ev'ry care away.

3 See how God, for us providing,
Gave His Son and life abiding;
He our weary steps is guiding
From earth's woe to heav'nly joy.

4 Christ, from heav'n to us descending
And in love our race befriending,
In our need His help extending,
Saved us from the wily foe.

5 Jacob's star in all its splendor
Beams with comfort sweet and tender,
Forcing Satan to surrender,
Breaking all the pow'rs of hell.

6 From the bondage that oppressed us,
From sin's fetters that possessed us,
From the grief that sore distressed us,
We, the captives, now are free.

7 Oh, the joy beyond expressing
When by faith we grasp this blessing
And to Thee we come confessing
That our freedom Thou hast wrought!

8 Gracious Child, we pray Thee, hear us,
From Thy lowly manger cheer us,
Gently lead us and be near us
Till we join th'angelic choir.



Source: Evangelical Lutheran Hymnary #128

Author: Paul Gerhardt

Gerhardt, Paulus, son of Christian Gerhardt, burgomaster of Gräfenhaynichen, near Wittenberg, was born at Grafenhaynichen, Mar. 12, 1607. On January 2, 1628, he matriculated at the University of Wittenberg. In the registers of St. Mary's church, Wittenberg, his name appears as a godfather, on July 13, 1641, described still as "studiosus," and he seems to have remained in Wittenberg till at least the end of April, 1642. He appears to have gone to Berlin in 1642 or 1643, and was there for some time (certainly after 1648) a tutor in the house of the advocate Andreas Barthold, whose daughter (Anna Maria, b. May 19, 1622, d. March 5, 1668) became his wife in 1655. During this period he seems to have frequently preached in Berlin. He was appoint… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Come, your hearts and voices raising
Title: Come, Your Hearts and Voices Raising
German Title: Kommt und lasst uns Christum ehren
Author: Paul Gerhardt
Meter: 8.8.8.7
Source: The Lutheran Hymnal, St. Louis, 1941, composite (tr.); Johann Ebeling's edition of his Geistliche Andachten Fünfte Dutzet, 1667
Language: English
Copyright: Tr. © 1941, Concordia Publishing House

Timeline

Media

The Cyber Hymnal #1023
  • Adobe Acrobat image (PDF)
  • Noteworthy Composer score (NWC)
  • XML score (XML)

Instances

Instances (1 - 6 of 6)Text InfoTune InfoTextScoreFlexScoreAudioPage Scan
Christian Worship: a Lutheran hymnal #42
Evangelical Lutheran Hymnary #128TextPage Scan
Lutheran Service Book #375
Lutheran Worship #48Text
The Cyber Hymnal #1023ScoreAudio
Together in Song: Australian hymn book II #297
Include 2 pre-1979 instances



Advertisements