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43. Emmanuel, we sing Thy praise

1 Emmanuel, we sing Thy praise,
Thou Prince of life! Thou Fount of grace!
With all Thy saints, Thee, Lord, we sing;
Praise, honor, thanks, to Thee we bring.

2 E’er since the world began to be,
How many a heart hath longed for Thee!
And Thou, O long expected Guest,
Hast come at last to make us blest!

3 Now art Thou here: we know Thee now;
In lowly manger liest Thou:
A child, yet makest all things great;
Poor, yet the earth Thy robe of state.

4 Now fearless I can look on Thee:
From sin and grief Thou set'st me free:
Thou bearest wrath, Thou conquerest death,
Fear turns to joy Thy glance beneath.

5 Thou art my Head, my Lord divine:
I am Thy member, wholly Thine;
And in Thy Spirit’s strength would still
Serve Thee according to Thy will.

6 Thus will I sing Thy praises here,
With joyful spirit year by year:
And they shall sound before Thy throne,
Where time nor number more is known.

Text Information
First Line: Emmanuel, we sing Thy praise
Original Language: German
Meter: L. M.
Language: English
Publication Date: 1898
Topic: TheChurch Year: Christmas; Christ: Guest; Christ: Head (2 more...)
Notes: P. Gerhardt, d. 1676. Tr. Winkworth.
Tune Information
Composer: Guillaume Franc (1545)
Meter: L. M.
Key: G Major

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