105. Praise God the Lord, Ye Sons of Men

1 Praise God the Lord, ye sons of men,
Before His highest throne;
Today He opens heav'n again
And gives us His own Son,
And gives us His own Son.

2 He leaves His heav'nly Father's throne,
Is born an Infant small,
And in a manger, poor and lone,
Lies in a humble stall,
Lies in a humble stall.

3 He veils in flesh His pow'r divine
A servant's form to take;
In want and lowliness must pine
Who heav'n and earth did make,
Who heav'n and earth did make.

4 He nestles at His mother's breast,
Receives her tender care,
Whom angels hail with joy most blest,
King David's royal Heir,
King David's royal Heir.

5 'Tis He who in these latter days
From Judah's tribe should come,
By whom the Father would upraise
The Church, His Christendom,
The Church, His Christendom.

6 A wondrous change which He does make!
He takes our flesh and blood,
And He conceals for sinners' sake
His majesty of God,
His majesty of God.

7 He serves that I a lord may be;
A great exchange indeed!
Could Jesus' love do more for me
To help me in my need,
To help me in my need?

8 He opens us again the door
Of Paradise today;
The angel guards the gate no more,
To God our thanks we pay,
To God our thanks we pay.


Text Information
First Line: Praise God the Lord, ye sons of men
Title: Praise God the Lord, Ye Sons of Men
German Title: Lobt Gott, ihr Christen allzugleich
Translator: August Crull, d. 1923 (alt.)
Author: Nikolaus Herman (1560)
Meter: C.M.
Language: English
Publication Date: 1941
Topic: The Church Year: Christmas
Tune Information
Composer: Nikolaus Herman (1554)
Meter: C.M.
Key: F Major

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