172. 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;
Brethren, come; from all that 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.


Text Information
First Line: All my heart this night rejoices
Title: All My Heart This Night Rejoices
Author: Paul Gerhardt (1653)
Translator: Catherine Winkworth (1858)
Publication Date: 1955
Meter: 8. 3. 3. 6. D.
Scripture: ;
Topic: Christ: Birth and Infancy; Jesus Christ: His Birth
Tune Information
Composer: Johann Georg Ebeling (1666)
Meter: 8. 3. 3. 6. D.
Key: G Major

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