1 Let the earth now praise the Lord,
Who has truly kept His word,
And the sinner's Help and Friend
Now at last to us doth send.
2 What the fathers most desired,
What the prophets' heart inspired,
What they longed for many a year,
Stands fulfilled in glory here.
3 Abram's promised great reward,
Zion's Helper, Jacob's Lord,
Him of twofold race behold,
Truly came, as long foretold.
4 Welcome, O my Saviour, now!
Hail! my Portion, Lord, art Thou!
Here too in my heart, I pray,--
O prepare Thyself a way.
5 And when Thou dost come again,
As the glorious King to reign,
I with joy may see Thy face,
Freely ransomed by Thy grace.
|First Line:||Let the earth now praise the Lord|
|German Title:||Gott sey Dank durch alle Welt|
|Author:||Henry Held, d. 1643|
|Translator:||Miss Winkworth (1862)|
|Topic:||Advent; Advent, Fourth Sunday; Sunday after Christmas(1 more...)|
|Name:||GOTT SEY DANK DURCH ALLE WEIT|
|Notes:||Source from index: Pub. by Freylinghausen, at Halle, 1704|