43. All my heart this night rejoices

1 All my heart this night rejoices,
as I hear,
far and near,
sweetest angel voices:
'Christ is born!' their choirs are singing,
'till the air
now with joy is ringing.

2 Hark, a voice from yonder manger,
soft and sweet,
doth entreat,
'flee from woe and danger;
children, come; from all doth grieves you
you are freed,
all you need
I will surely give you.'

3 Come, then, let us hasten yonder;
here let all,
great and small,
kneel in awe and wonder;
love him who with love is yearning;
hail the star
that from far
bright with hope is burning!

4 Thee, O Lord, with care I'll cherish;
live to thee,
and with thee
dying, shall not perish;
but shall dwell with thee for ever,
far on high
in the joy
that can alter never.

Text Information
First Line: All my heart this night rejoices
Author: Paul Gerhardt, 1607-1676
Translator: Catherine Winkworth, 1827-1878
Meter: 8 33 6 D
Language: English
Publication Date: 2000
Scripture: ; ; ; ; ;
Topic: Christmas
Tune Information
Name: BONN
Composer: J. G. Ebeling
Meter: 8 33 6 D
Key: F Major

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