O thou joyful day, O thou blessed day

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1 O thou joyful day, O thou blesséd day,
Holy, peaceful Christmastide!
Earth's hopes awaken,
Christ life has taken,
Laud Him, O laud Him on ev'ry side!

2 O thou joyful day, O thou blesséd day,
Holy, peaceful Christmastide!
Christ's light is beaming,
Our souls redeeming,
Laud Him, O laud Him on ev'ry side!

3 O thou joyful day, O thou blesséd day,
Holy, peaceful Christmastide!
King of all glory,
We bow before Thee,
Laud Him, O laud Him on ev'ry side!

Source: Wartburg Hymnal: for church, school and home #91

Translator: B. Schmucker

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Author: Johann Daniel Falk

Falk, Johannes Daniel, was born Oct. 28, 1768, at Danzig, where his father was a wig-maker. With a stipend from the Town Council of Danzig, he entered the University of Halle in 1791, where he studied the classics and theology, remaining as a private tutor for some time after completing his course. In 1798 he married and settled as a man of letters at Weimar, where he was welcomed by Herder, Goethe and Wieland, and where he gained some reputation as a writer of satirical works. During the Napoleonic wars, after the battle of Jena, 1806, Falk found his true vocation as a philanthropist, first in the field hospitals and then in the care of destitute children. With the court preacher Horn he founded the "Society of Friends in Need," and shortl… Go to person page >

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First Line: O thou joyful day, O thou blessed day
Translator: B. Schmucker
Author: Johann Daniel Falk

Tune

SICILIAN MARINERS

SICILIAN MARINERS is traditionally used for the Roman Catholic Marian hymn "O Sanctissima." According to tradition, Sicilian seamen ended each day on their ships by singing this hymn in unison. The tune probably traveled from Italy to Germany to England, where The European Magazine and London Review…

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