28. Let the Earth Now Praise the Lord

1 Let the earth now praise the Lord,
Who has truly kept his word
And at last to us did send
Christ, the sinner's help and friend.

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 Savior, now!
Joyful, Lord, to you I bow.
Come into my heart, I pray;
Oh, prepare yourself a way.

5 Crush for me the serpent's head
That, set free from doubt and dread,
I may cling to you in faith,
Safely kept through life and death,

6 And, when you shall come again
As a glorious king to reign,
I with joy may see your face,
Freely ransomed by your grace.

Text Information
First Line: Let the earth now praise the Lord
Title: Let the Earth Now Praise the Lord
Author: Heinrich Held
Translator: Catherine Winkworth
Meter: 77 77
Language: English
Publication Date: 1993
Topic: Advent
Tune Information
Meter: 77 77
Key: g minor
Source: Geystliche gesagk Buchleyn, Wittenberg, 1524

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