173. Ah, Dearest Jesus, Holy Child

1 Ah, dearest Jesus, holy Child,
Make Thee a bed, soft, undefiled
Within my heart, that it may be
A quiet chamber kept for Thee.

2 My heart for very joy doth leap,
My lips no more can silence keep;
I, too, must sing with joyful tongue,
That sweetest ancient cradle song.

3 Glory to God in highest heaven,
Who unto man His Son hath given,
While angels sing with tender mirth,
A glad new year to all the earth.


Text Information
First Line: Ah, dearest Jesus, holy Child
Title: Ah, Dearest Jesus, Holy Child
Author: Martin Luther (1535)
Translator: Catherine Winkworth (1855)
Publication Date: 1955
Meter: L. M.
Scripture: ;
Topic: Christ: Birth and Infancy; New Year, The; Jesus Christ: His Birth
Tune Information
Meter: L. M.
Key: C Major
Source: Gesitliche Lieder, Liepzig, 1539

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