1 All my heart today rejoices,
As I hear, Far and near,
Sweetest angel voices:
"Christ is born," their choirs are singing,
Till the air, Everywhere,
Now with joy is ringing.
2 Hark! A voice from yonder manger,
Soft and sweet, Does entreat:
"Flee from woe and danger;
Come and see; from all that grieves you
You are freed; All you need
I will surely give you."
3 Come, then, let us hasten yonder;
Here let all, Great and small,
Kneel in awe and wonder;
Love Him who with love is yearning;
Hail the star That from far
Bright with hope is burning!
|First Line:||All my heart today rejoices|
|Title:||All My Heart Today Rejoices|
|Author:||Paul Gerhardt (1653)|
|Translator:||Catherine Winkworth (1858; alt.)|
|Name:||WARUM SOLLT' ICH|
|Composer:||Johann Georg Ebeling (1666)|