Rejoice, Rejoice This Happy Morn

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Rejoice, rejoice this happy morn,
A Savior unto us is born,
The Christ, the Lord of glory!
His lowly birth in Bethlehem
The angels from on high proclaim
And sing redemption's story!
My soul, extol
God's great favor;
Bless Him ever
For salvation;
Give Him praise and adoration!

Source: Lutheran Service Book #391

Author: Birgitte Katerine Boye

Birgitte was born on March 7, 1742, in Gen­tofte, Den­mark. She was the daughter of Jens Jo­han­sen. Boye mar­ried a su­preme court judge in Co­pen­ha­gen, Den­mark. She found time to study German, French and English and translated hymns into Danish from these languages. As a hym­nist, she was in­volved with Guld­bergs og Har­boes Psalm­e­bog (Ove Guld­berg’s and Lud­vig Har­boe’s Psalt­er), to which she con­trib­ut­ed 146 hymns. She al­so pro­duced "na­tion­al dra­ma­tic writ­ing." She died on Oc­to­ber 17, 1824. Sources: Julian, p. 1001 & Stulken, p. 145  Go to person page >

Translator: Carl Doving

Born: March 21, 1867, Nord­dal­en, Nor­way. Died: Oc­to­ber 2, 1937, Chi­ca­go, Il­li­nois. Buried: De­cor­ah, Io­wa.  Go to person page >

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First Line: Rejoice, rejoice this happy morn
Title: Rejoice, Rejoice This Happy Morn
Author: Birgitte Katerine Boye
Translator: Carl Doving
Language: English



Adapting a tune written for Psalm 100 found in Wolff Köphel's Psalter (1538), Nicolai composed WIE SCHÖN LEUCHTET, which was published with the text in 1599. Although the tune was originally more varied rhythmically, the hymnal version here is isorhythmic (all equal rhythms) and set to the rich ha…

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The Cyber Hymnal #5757
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Small Church Music #6170
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Ambassador Hymnal: for Lutheran worship #43
Christian Worship: a Lutheran hymnal #49Text
Evangelical Lutheran Hymnary #142TextPage Scan
Lutheran Service Book #391TextPage Scan
Lutheran Worship #520TextPage Scan
Protestant Madagascar Hymnal, 2001 #59
Small Church Music #6170Audio
The Cyber Hymnal #5757TextScoreAudio
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