108. We Sing, Immanuel, Thy Praise

1 We sing, Immanuel, Thy praise,
Thou Prince of Life and Fount of grace,
Thou Flow'r of heav'n and Star of morn,
Thou Lord of lords, Thou Virgin-born.
Hallelujah!

2 For Thee, since first the world was made,
So many hearts have watched and prayed;
The patriarchs' and prophets' throng
For Thee have hoped and waited long.
Hallelujah!

3 Now art Thou here, Thou Ever-blest!
In lowly manger dost Thou rest.
Thou, making all things great, art small;
So poor art Thou, yet clothest all.
Hallelujah!

4 From Thee above all gladness flows,
Yet Thou must bear such bitter woes;
The Gentiles' Light and Hope Thou art,
Yet findest none to soothe Thine heart.
Hallelujah!

5 But I, Thy servant, Lord, today
Confess my love and freely say,
I love Thee truly, but I would
That I might love Thee as I should.
Hallelujah!

6 I have the will, the power is weak;
Yet, Lord, my humble offering take
And graciously thy love receive
Which my poor heart to Thee can give.
Hallelujah!

7 Had I no load of sin to bear,
Thy grace, O Lord, I could not share;
In vain hadst Thou been born for me
If from God's wrath I had been free.
Hallelujah!

8 Thus will I sing Thy praises here
With joyful spirit year by year;
And when we reckon years no more,
May I in heaven Thy name adore!
Hallelujah!

Amen.

Text Information
First Line: We sing, Immanuel, Thy praise
Title: We Sing, Immanuel, Thy Praise
German Title: Wir singen dir, immaneul
Author: Paul Gerhardt (1653, cento)
Meter: L.M., with Hallelujah
Language: English
Publication Date: 1941
Scripture:
Topic: The Church Year: Christmas
Source: Tr. composite
Tune Information
Name: ERSCHIENEN IST
Composer: Nikolaus Herman (1560)
Meter: L.M., with Hallelujah
Key: d minor



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