MIT FREUDEN ZART

Tune Information

Meter: 8.7.8.7.8.8.7
Incipit: 13451 76565 43234
Key: D Major/E♭ Major
Source: Bohemian Brethren's Kirchengesänge, 1566

Texts

Sing praise to God who reigns above

Sing praise to God who reigns above,
the God of all creation,
the God of power, the God of love,
the God of our salvation.
With healing balm my soul is filled
and every faithless murmur stilled:
To God all praise and glory.
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Lord Christ, When First Thou Cam'st to Earth

Lord Christ, when first You came to earth,
Upon a cross they bound You,
And mocked Your saving kingship then
By thorn with which they crowned You;
And still our wrongs may weave You now
New thorns to pierce that steady brow,
And robe of sorrow round You.
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Notes

MIT FREUDEN ZART has some similarities to the French chanson "Une pastourelle gentille" (published by Pierre Attaingnant in 1529) and to GENEVAN 138 (138). The tune was published in the Bohemian Brethren hymnal Kirchengesänge (1566) with Vetter's text "Mit Freuden zart su dieser Fahrt."

Splendid music for a great text, this rounded bar form tune (AABA) is one of the great hymn tunes of the Reformation. Sing the outer stanzas in unison and the middle ones in harmony, although the final phrase, "to God all praise and glory," could be sung consistently in unison.

--Psalter Hymnal Handbook

Media

Baptist Hymnal 1991 #20
Text: Sing Praise to God Who Reigns Above
Christian Classics Ethereal Hymnary #22
The Cyber Hymnal #6121
Text: Sing Praise to God Who Reigns Above
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Psalter Hymnal (Gray) #465
Text: Sing Praise to God Who Reigns Above
The United Methodist Hymnal #126
Text: Sing Praise to God Who Reigns Above
Worship and Rejoice #25
Text: Let All Creation Bless the Lord
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Worship and Rejoice #56
Text: Sing Praise to God Who Reigns Above

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