Be ye joyful, earth and sky

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1 Be ye joyful, earth and sky,
Unto us God’s Son came nigh,

He for our salvation
Left God’s habitation,
Yes, He left God’s habitation.

2 Here the fairest Rose we see,
Blooming forth from Jesse’s tree,
Hallelujah! [Refrain]

3 He, the great incarnate Word,
Jesus Christ doth help afford,
Hallelujah! [Refrain]

Source: Wartburg Hymnal: for church, school and home #136

Translator: Herman H. Brueckner

Born: March 11, 1866, Grundy County, Iowa (birth name: Herman Heinrich Moritz Brueckner). Died: January 25, 1942, Hebron, Nebraska (funeral held in Beatrice, Nebraska). Buried: St. Paul’s Lutheran Cemetery, Waverly, Iowa. After ordination in 1888, Brueckner pastored in Illinois, Michigan, Kentucky, and Wisconsin. He later moved to Iowa City, Iowa, and received his Bachelor of Arts degree from Iowa State University in 1917. In 1926, he joined the faculty of Hebron College in Nebraska. In 1938, Wartburg Seminary, Dubuque, Iowa, conferred an honorary Doctor of Divinity degree on him. He retired as professor emeritus from Hebron College in 1941. Sources: Erickson, p. 254 Findagrave, accessed 14 Nov 2016 Hustad, p. 213 Stulken, p.… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Be ye joyful, earth and sky
German Title: Freu dich, Erd' und Sternenzelt
Translator: Herman H. Brueckner
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain



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