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418. From Heaven Above

1. From heav'n above to earth I come
To bear good news to ev'ry home;
Glad tidings of great joy I bring,
Whereof I now will say and sing.

2. To you this night is born a child
Of Mary, chosen mother mild;
This little child, of lowly birth,
Shall be the joy of all the earth.

3. 'Tis Christ, our God, who far on high
Hath heard your sad and bitter cry;
Himself will your salvation be,
Himself from sin will make you free.

4. Now let us all with gladsome cheer
Follow the shepherds, and draw near
To see this wondrous gift of God,
Who hath His only Son bestowed.

5. Welcome to earth, Thou noble Guest,
Thro' whom the sinful world is blest!
Thou com'st to bear our misery.
What can we render, Lord, to Thee!

Text Information
First Line: From heav'n above to earth I come
Title: From Heaven Above
Original Language: German
Author: Martin Luther (1535)
Translator: Miss C. Winkworth (1855)
Meter: L M
Language: English
Publication Date: 1929
Topic: Choral Section: Birth of Christ
Tune Information
Meter: L M
Incipit: 17675 67111 55345
Key: C Major
Source: German, 1539

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