1 All my heart this night rejoices
as I hear
far and near
sweetest angel voices.
"Christ is born," their choirs are singing
till the air
now with joy is ringing.
2 Forth today the Conqu'ror goeth,
who the foe,
sin and woe,
death and hell, o'erthroweth.
God is man, man to deliver;
His dear Son
now is one
with our blood forever.
3 Shall we still dread God's displeasure,
who, to save,
His most cherished Treasure?
To redeem us, He hath given
His own Son
from the throne
of His might in heaven.
4 He becomes the Lamb that taketh
and for aye
full atonement maketh.
For our life His own He tenders;
and our race,
by His grace,
fit for glory renders.
5 Hark! a voice from yonder manger,
soft and sweet,
"Flee from woe and danger;
brethren, from all ills that grieve you
you are freed;
all you need
I will surely give you."
6 Come, then, banish all your sadness,
one and all,
great and small;
come with songs of gladness.
Love Him who with love is glowing;
hail the star,
near and far
light and joy bestowing.
7 Dearest Lord, Thee will I cherish.
Though my breath
fail in death,
yet I shall not perish,
but with Thee abide forever
there on high,
in that joy
which can vanish never.
Source: Hymns to the Living God #130
|First Line:||All my heart this night rejoices|
|Title:||All My Heart This Night Rejoices|
|German Title:||Fröhlich soll mein herze springen|
|Author:||Paul Gerhardt (1656)|
First a trumpet blast: Christ is born, God's Champion has appeared as a Bridegroom from his chamber (i., ii.). In the following 4 stanzas the poet seeks to set forth the mighty value of the Incarnation: is it not love when God gives us the Son of His Love (iii.), the Kingdom of Joy (iv.), and His Fellowship (v.). Yes, it is indeed the Lamb of God who bears the sin of the world (vi.) Now he places himself as herald by the cradle of the Divine Child (vii.). He bids, as in Matt. xi. 28, all men (viii.), all they that labour (ix.), all the heavy laden (x.), and all the poor (xi.), to draw near. Then in conclusion he approaches in supplication as the shepherds and the Wise Men (xii.-xv.). He adores the Child as his source of life (xii.), his Lamb of God (xiii.), his Glory (xiv.), and promises to be ever true to Him (xv.). It is a glorious series of Christmas thoughts, laid as a garland on the manger at Bethlehem.He adds that at the second day of the Christmas celebration, 1715, at Glaucha, near Halle, C. H. v. Bogatzky (q.v.), by the singing of stanzas xiii., xiv., was first clearly led to un¬derstand justification by faith in Jesus Christ. Translations in common use:-- 1. Let the voice of glad thanksgiving. A good translation of stanzas i.-iii., vi.-ix., by A. T. Russell, as No. 15 in the Dalston Hospital Hymn Book, 1848, and repeated, omitting the translations of stanzas vi.-viii. as No. 56 in his own Psalms & Hymns. 1851. 2. All my heart this night rejoices. A beautiful but rather free translation omitting stanzas iii.-v., xiii., xiv. by Miss Winkworth in the 2nd series of her Lyra Germanica 1858, p. 13, repeated in full in Brown-Borthwick's Supplemental Hymn &Tune Book, 1867, and omitting the translation of stanza vi. in J. L. Porter's Collection 1876. In Miss Winkworth's Chorale Book for England, 1863, No 31, the translations of stanzas ii., vi., xii. are omitted. The more important centos are the translations of stanzas i., ii., vii., viii. in Church Hymns, 1871, Allon's Supplemental Hymns, &c.; and the translations of i., vii.-ix., xii., xv. in the Supplement of 1880 to the Baptist Psalms & Hymns, 1858; and in America in the Dutch Reformed Hymns of the Church, 1869, the Hymns and Songs of Praise, N. Y., 1874, &c. Other centos are in the New Zealand Hymnal, 1872, the Evangelical Hymnal N. Y., 1880, the Methodist Sunday School Hymn Book, 1883, and Laudes Domini, N. Y., 1884. 3. All my heart with joy is springing. A good but free translation by Dr. Kennedy, as No. 100 in his Hymnologia Christiana, 1863, omitting stanzas iii.-v., ix., xiii., xiv. His translations of stanzas i., ii., vi., vii. were repeated in the Anglican Hymn Book, 1871. 4. Lightly bound my bosom, ringing. In full, by Dr. M. Loy, in the Ohio Lutheran Hymnal, 1880. --Excerpts from John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)
|Instances (1 - 19 of 19)||Title||First Line||Tune||Tune Key||Author||Meter||Scripture||Date||Subject||Source|
|Ambassador Hymnal: for Lutheran worship #30||All My Heart This Night Rejoices||All my heart this night rejoices||WARUM SOLLT ICH||Paul Gerhardt, 1607-1676; Catherine Winkworth, 1829-1878||8 33 6 D||1994||Christmas | ; Comfort & Rest | ; Jesus Christ | Birth|
|Christian Worship: a Lutheran hymnal #37||Once Again My Heart Rejoices||Once again my heart rejoices||FRÖHLICH SOLL MEIN HERZE SPRINGEN||Paul Gerhardt, 1607-76; Catherine Winkworth, 1827-78||8 33 6 D||1993||Christmas ||
|Common Praise (1998) #149||All My Heart This Night Rejoices||All my heart this night rejoices||WARUM SOLLT ICH||Paul Gerhardt (1607-1676); Catherine Winkworth (1827-1878)||8 33 6D||Matthew 2:1-12; Luke 2:1-20||1998||Christmas | ; Epiphany ||
|Common Praise: A new edition of Hymns Ancient and Modern #43||All my heart this night rejoices||All my heart this night rejoices||BONN||Paul Gerhardt, 1607-1676; Catherine Winkworth, 1827-1878||8 33 6 D||1 Thessalonians 4:17; 2 Corinthians 5:15; Luke 2:6-16; Matthew 2:1-2; Matthew 2:9-11; Romans 6:8||2000||Christmas ||
|Evangelical Lutheran Hymnary #115||All My Heart Sings and Rejoices||All my heart sings and rejoices||FRÖLICH SOLL MEIN HERZE SPRINGEN||P. Gerhardt, 1607-76; C. Winkworth, 1827-78||8 33 6 D||1996||Nativity of our Lord ||
|Evangelical Lutheran Worship #273||All My Heart Again Rejoices||All my heart again rejoices||WARUM SOLLT ICH||Paul Gerhardt, 1607-1676; Catherine Winkworth, 1827-1878||8 6 6 8 6 6||2006||Christmas ||
|Hymns and Psalms: a Methodist and ecumenical hymn book #91||All my heart this night rejoices||All my heart this night rejoices||BONN||Paul Gerhardt||1983|
|Hymns for Today's Church (2nd ed.) #76a||All my heart this night rejoices||All my heart this night rejoices||ALL MY HEART||P. Gerhardt (1607-1676); Catherine Winkworth (1827-1878)||8 3 3 6 D||1987||Christmas 1 | The Incarnation; God, Saviour | Born (Christmas Seasonal)|
|Hymns for Today's Church (2nd ed.) #76b||All my heart this night rejoices||All my heart this night rejoices||BONN||P. Gerhardt (1607-1676); Catherine Winkworth (1827-1878)||8 3 3 6 D||1987||Christmas 1 | The Incarnation; God, Saviour | Born (Christmas Seasonal)|
|Hymns to the Living God #130||All My Heart This Night Rejoices||All my heart this night rejoices||WARUM SOLLT' ICH MICH DENN GRAMEN||Paul Gerhardt; Catherine Winkworth||184.108.40.206.220.127.116.11||2017||Jesus Christ | Incarnation|
|Lutheran Service Book #360||All My Heart Again Rejoices||All my heart again rejoices||FRÖHLICH SOLL MIEN HERZE SPRINGEN||Paul Gerhardt, 1607-76; Catherine Winkworth, 1827-78||8 33 6 D||Luke 2:8-14; Romans 8:31-34; 1 Peter 3:18-19; Ephesians 1:3-14||2006|
|Lutheran Worship #39||Once Again My Heart Rejoices||Once again my heart rejoices||FRÖHLICH SOLL MEIN HERZE SPRINGEN||Catherine Winkworth, 1829-78; Paul Gerhardt, 1607-76||8 3 3 6 D||1982||Christmas ||
|Moravian Book of Worship #289||All My Heart Again Rejoices||All my heart *again rejoices||WARUM SOLLT' ICH||Paul Gerhardt; Catherine Winkworth||18.104.22.168.D.||Luke 2:15-20||1995||Christmas | ; Christian year--Christmas ||
|Presbyterian Hymnal: hymns, psalms, and spiritual songs #21||All My Heart Today Rejoices||All my heart today rejoices||WARUM SOLLT' ICH||Paul Gerhardt; Catherine Winkworth||22.214.171.124 D||Matthew 2:10-11; Luke 2:8-20||1990|
|Rejoice in the Lord #202||All My Heart This Night Rejoices||All my heart this night rejoices||BONN (FRÖHLICH SOLL)||Paulus Gerhardt; Catherine Winkworth||8.33.6 D||Matthew 2:9; John 13:23||1985||Jesus Christ | Epiphany and Youth||Fröhlich soll|
|The Christian Life Hymnal #111||All my heart this night rejoices||All my heart this night rejoices||Warum Sollt' Ich Mich Denn Grämen||2006|
|The Cyber Hymnal #107||All My Heart This Night Rejoices||All my heart this night rejoices||EBELING||Paul Gerhardt; Catherine Winkworth||83.36 D||<cite>Praxis Pietatis Melica</cite>, 1656 ; <cite>Lyra Germanica</cite>, 2nd Series, 1858|
|Timeless Truths #31||All My Heart This Night Rejoices||All my heart this night rejoices||EBELING||Paul Gerhardt; Catherine Winkworth||126.96.36.199||Luke 2:11||The Cyber Hymnal (http://www.hymntime.com/tch/htm/a/l/l/allmyhea.htm); Timeless Truths (http://library.timelesstruths.org/music/All_My_Heart_This_Night_Rejoices)|
|Trinity Hymnal (Rev. ed.) #217||All My Heart This Night Rejoices||All my heart this night rejoices||WARUM SOLLT' ICH MICH DENN GRAMEN||Paul Gerhardt; Catherine Winkworth||188.8.131.52.184.108.40.206.||Luke 2:9-11; John 1:14; John 1:29||1990||Christ | Conqueror; Christ | Lamb of God; Christ | Love and Grace of|