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80. All Praise to Thee, Eternal God

1 All praise to Thee, eternal God,
Who, clothed in garb of flesh and blood,
Dost take a manger for Thy throne,
While worlds on worlds are Thine alone.

2 Once did the skies before you bow;
A virgin's arms contain you now
While angels, who in you rejoice,
Now listen for your infant voice.

3 A little Child, Thou art our Guest
That weary ones in Thee may rest;
Forlorn and lowly is Thy birth
That we may rise to heav'n from earth.

4 Thou comest in the darksome night
To make us children of the light,
To make us in the realms divine
Like Thine own angels, round Thee shine.

5 All this for us Thy love hath done;
By this to Thee our love is won;
For this our joyful songs we raise
And shout our thanks in ceaseless praise.


Text Information
First Line: All praise to Thee, eternal God
Title: All Praise to Thee, Eternal God
German Title: Gelobet seist du, Jesu Christ
Translator: Unknown (1858)
Author (st. 2-5): Martin Luther (1524, cento)
Publication Date: 1941
Meter: L.M. with Hallelujah
Topic: The Church Year: CHRISTMAS
Source: German, st. 1, 1370; Latin sequence, 11th century (based on)
Language: English
Tune Information
Meter: L.M. with Hallelujah
Key: C Major
Source: Ancient melody, c. 1400

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