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Christ the Lord To Us Is Born, Hallelujah!

Christ the Lord to us is born, Hallelujah!

Translator: J. Kucharik; Author: Jiří Tranovský
Tune: SLOVAKIA
Published in 1 hymnal

Representative Text

1 Christ the Lord to us is born,
Hallelujah!
On this joyous Christmas morn,
Hallelujah!
Of a Virgin lowly,
He, the King most holy,
To us this day is born,
To us this day is born.

2 Prophesied in days of old,
Hallelujah!
God has sent Him as foretold,
Hallelujah!
Of a Virgin lowly,
He, the King most holy,
To us this day is born,
To us this day is born.

3 Realms of heaven He forsook,
Hallelujah!
Our poor human form He took,
Hallelujah!
Of a Virgin lowly,
He, the King most holy,
To us this day is born,
To us this day is born.

4 Prostrate lies the evil one,
Hallelujah!
God has saved us through His Son,
Hallelujah!
Of a Virgin lowly,
He, the King most holy,
To us this day is born,
To us this day is born.

5 O Thou Child of God most fair,
Be Thou with us,
Keep us from the devil's snare,
Have mercy on us.
By Thy birth so lowly,
Son of God, most holy,
Be gracious unto us,
Be gracious unto us.

6 Grant us all a blessed end, dearest Jesus,
From all evils us defend, gracious Jesus,
By Thy birth so lowly,
Son of God, most holy,
Our souls from death redeem.


Source: American Lutheran Hymnal #359

Translator: J. Kucharik

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Author: Jiří Tranovský

Jiří Třanovský (Polish: Jerzy Trzanowski, Slovak: Juraj Tranovský, Latin: Georgius Tranoscius) (9 April 1592, Teschen, Silesia – 29 May 1637, Liptovský Sv. Mikuláš, Upper Hungary), was a hymnwriter from the Cieszyn Silesia. He was sometimes called the father of Slovak hymnody and the "Luther of the Slavs." His name is sometimes anglicized to George. Třanovský was born in Teschen, and studied at Guben and Kolberg. In 1607, he was admitted to the University of Wittenberg where Martin Luther had taught less than a century earlier. He traveled in Bohemia and Silesia in 1612 and became a teacher at St. Nicholas Gymnasium in Prague. Later, he became rector of a school in Holešov, Moravia. In 1616 he was ordained a priest in Meziř… Go to person page >

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First Line: Christ the Lord to us is born, Hallelujah!
Title: Christ the Lord To Us Is Born, Hallelujah!
Translator: J. Kucharik
Author: Jiří Tranovský
Meter: 11.11.6.6.6.6
Language: English

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