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120. Let the earth now praise the Lord

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.

Text Information
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)
Meter: 7s.
Language: English
Publication Date: 1890
Topic: Advent; Advent, Fourth Sunday; Sunday after Christmas (1 more...)
Tune Information
Meter: 7s.
Key: D Major
Notes: Source from index: Pub. by Freylinghausen, at Halle, 1704

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