1 "From heaven high I come to you,
I bring you tidings good and new;
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 virgin mild;
this little child, of lowly birth,
shall be the joy of all the earth.
3 "This is the Christ, our God and Lord,
who in all need shall aid afford;
he will himself your Savior be
from all your sins to set you free.
4 "These are the tokens ye shall mark:
the swaddling clothes and manger dark:
there ye shall find the infant laid
by whom the heav'ns and earth were made."
5 Now let us all with gladsome cheer
go with the shepherds and draw near
to see the precious gift of God,
who hath his own dear Son bestowed.
6 Welcome to earth, thou noble guest,
through whom the sinful world is blest!
In my distress thou com'st to me;
what thanks shall I return to thee?
|First Line:||From heaven high I come to you|
|Title:||From Heaven High I Come to You|
|Author:||Martin Luther (1535)|
|Translator:||Catherine Winkworth (1855; alt.; Alt. 1961)|
|Name:||VON HIMMEL HOCH|
|Attributed to:||Martin Luther|
|Source:||V. Schumann's Geistliche Lieder, 1539|