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261. Let the Earth Now Praise the Lord

1 Let the earth now praise the Lord,
who has truly kept his word
and at last to us did send
Christ, the sinner's help and friend.

2 What the fathers most desired,
what the prophets' heart inspired,
what they longed for many a year,
stands fulfilled in glory here.

3 Welcome, O my Savior, now!
Joyful, Lord, to you I bow.
Come into my heart, I pray;
O, prepare in glory here.

4 As your coming was in peace,
quiet, full of gentleness,
let the same mind dwell in me
which is yours eternally.

5 Then when you will come again
as the glorious king to reign,
I with joy will see your face,
freely ransomed by your grace.

Text Information
First Line: Let the earth now praise the Lord
Title: Let the Earth Now Praise the Lord
Original Language: German
Author: Heinrich Held (1659)
Translator: Catherine Winkworth, 1829-1878
Language: English
Publication Date: 1995
Scripture: ; ; ;
Topic: Advent; Christian year--Advent; Christian year--Return of Christ
Tune Information
Composer: John Antes (1796)
Arranger: John B. Wilkes (1861)
Key: B♭ Major

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