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18. All praise to Jesus' hallowed name

1 ALL praise to Jesus' hallowed name,
Who of virgin pure became
True man for us! The angels sing,
As the glad news to earth they bring.
Have mercy, Lord.

2 Th'eternal Father's only Son
For a manger leaves His throne;
Disguised in our poor flesh and blood
Is now the everlasting Good.
Have mercy, Lord.

3 He whom the world could not inclose
Doth in Mary's lap repose.
He is become an infant small,
Who by His might upholdeth all.
Have mercy, Lord.

4 Th'eternal Light, come down from heaven,
Hath to us new sunshine given;
It shineth in the midst of night,
And maketh us the sons of light.
Have mercy, Lord.

5 The Father's Son, God ever blest,
In the world become a guest;
He leads us from this vale of tears,
And makes us in His kingdom heirs.
Have mercy, Lord.

6 He came to earth despised and poor,
Man to pity and restore,
And make us rich in heaven above,
Equal with angels through His love.
Have mercy, Lord.

7 All this He did, that He might prove
To us sinners His great love;
For this let Christendom adore
And praise His name forevermore.
Have mercy, Lord.

Text Information
First Line: All praise to Jesus' hallowed name
Refrain First Line: Have mercy, Lord
Meter: 8, 7, 8, 8, 4.
Publication Date: 1893
Topic: Advent and Christmas
Notes: R. Massie, Tr. a.; German: Gelobet seist du, Jesu Christ - Dr. M. Luther, 1524
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