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83. Break Forth, O Beauteous Heavenly Light

1 Break forth, O beauteous heavenly light,
and usher in the morning;
ye shepherds, shrink not with affright,
but hear the angel's warning.
This child, now born in infancy,
our confidence and joy shall be,
the power of Satan breaking,
our peace eternal making.

2 All blessing, thanks and praise to thee,
Lord Jesus Christ, be given:
thou hast our brother deigned to be,
our foes in sunder riven.
O grant us through our day of grace
with constant praise to seek thy face;
grant us ere long in glory
with praises to adore thee.

Text Information
First Line: Break forth, O beauteous heavenly light
Title: Break Forth, O Beauteous Heavenly Light
Original Language: German
Translator: Arthur Tozer Russell
Author: Johann Rist (1641)
Publication Date: 1996
Meter: Irregular
Topic: The Christian Year: Epiphany; Christian Year: Epiphany; Glory (15 more...)
Source: German
Tune Information
Composer: Johann Schop (1641)
Harmonizer: Johann Sebastian Bach (1734)
Meter: Irregular
Key: E♭ Major

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