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714. Break Forth, O Beauteous Heav'nly Light

Break forth, O beauteous heav'nly light,
And usher in the morning.
You shepherds, shrink not with affright
But hear the angel's tiding.
This child now weak in infancy,
Our confidence and joy shall be,
The pow'r of Satan breaking,
Our peace eternal making.

Text Information
First Line: Break forth, O beauteous heav'nly light
Title: Break Forth, O Beauteous Heav'nly Light
Author: Johann Rist, 1607-67
Translator: John Troutbeck, 1832-99
Publication Date: 2007
Meter: 87 87 88 77
Topic: Christmas
Language: English
Tune Information
Composer: Johann Schop, c. 1590-1667
Arranger: Johann S. Bach, 1685-1750
Meter: 87 87 88 77
Key: E♭ Major

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