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9. From Heaven Above to Earth I Come

1 "From heaven above to earth I come
to bring good news to every home!
Glad tidings of great joy I bring
to all the world, and gladly sing:

2 "To you this night is born a child
of Mary, chosen virgin mild;
this little child of lowly birth
shall be the joy of all the earth.

3 "This is the Christ, God's Son most high,
who hears your sad and bitter cry;
he will himself your Savior be,
from all your sins to set you free.

4 "These are the signs which you shall mark:
the swaddling clothes and manger dark.
There you shall find the infant laid
by whom the heavens and earth were made."

5 We too must join the angel throng
to sing again this joyful song:
"All glory be to God in heaven,
who unto us his Son has given."

Text Information
First Line: From heaven above to earth I come
Title: From Heaven Above to Earth I Come
Author: Martin Luther (1535)
Publication Date: 2008
Scripture: Luke 2:8-14
Topic: Biblical Names and Places: Mary; Christmas/Birth of Christ; Incarnation of Christ
Source: Tr. composite
Language: English
Tune Information
Key: C Major
Source: V. Schumann's Geistliche Lieder, 1539

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