1 Immanuel, to you we sing,
O Prince of life, almighty King;
that you, expected ages past,
did come to visit us at last.
2 For you, since first the world was made,
all hearts have waited, watched and prayed;
prophets and patriarchs, year by year,
have longed to see your light appear.
3 All glory, worship, thanks and praise,
that you have come in these our days!
O heav'nly guest, expected long,
we hail you with a joyful song.
|First Line:||Immanuel, to you we sing|
|Title:||Immanuel, to You We Sing|
|Translator:||Ludolph Ernst Schlicht (1748, alt.)|
|Author:||Paul Gerhardt (1650)|
|Topic:||Christmas; Christian year--Christmas|
|Source:||William Gardiner's Sacred Melodies, 1815|
|Notes:||22 R in 1891 Offices of Worship and Hymns|