33. All Praise to You, Eternal God

1 All praise to you, eternal God!
Now clothed in human flesh and blood,
You took a manger for your throne
While worlds on worlds are yours alone. Alleluia!

2 Once did the skies before you bow;
A virgin's arms contain you now
While angels, who in you rejoice,
Now listen for your infant voice. Alleluia!

3 O little Child, you were our guest
That weary ones in you might rest;
Forlorn and lowly was your birth
That we might rise to heav'n from earth. Alleluia!

4 You came to us in darkest night
To make us children of the light;
Like angels in the realms divine
Around your throne we, too, will shine. Alleluia!

5 All this your love for us has done;
By this our love for you is won;
For this our joyful songs we raise
And shout our thanks in ceaseless praise. Alleluia!

Text Information
First Line: All praise to you, eternal God!
Title: All Praise to You, Eternal God
Author (st. 2-5): Martin Luther
Meter: LM with Alleluia
Language: English
Publication Date: 1993
Topic: Christmas
Source: Trans: The Sabbath Hymn Book, New York, 1858, alt.; German hymn, c. 1730, abr. (st. 1)
Tune Information
Meter: LM with Alleluia
Key: g minor
Source: Eyn Enchiridion oder Handb├╝chlein, Erfurt, 1524

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