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Christum wir sollen loben schon

Christum wir sollen loben schon

Author: Sedulius ; Translator: Martin Luther
Published in 20 hymnals

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1. Christum wir sollen loben schon,
Der reinen magd Marien Sohn,
So weit die liebe sonne leucht't,
Und an der welt ende reicht.

2. Der selig' Schöpfer aller ding'
Zog an ein's knechtes leib gering,
Daß er das fleisch durch's fleisch erwürb
Und sein geschöpf nicht gar verdürb.

3. Die göttlich' Gnad' vom himmel groß
Sich in die keusche mutter goß;
Ein mägdlein trug ein heimlich pfand,
Das der natur war unbekannt.

4. Das züchtig' haus des herzens zart
Gar bald ein tempel Gottes ward;
Die kein mann rühret noch erkannt,
Von Gottes wort man schwanger fand.

5. Die edle mutter hat gebor'n
Den Gabriel verhieß zuvor'n,
Den Sanct Johann's mit springen zeigt,
Da er noch lag im mutterleib.

6. Er lag in heu mit armuth groß,
Die krippen hart ihn nicht verdroß;
Es ward ein' kleine milch sein speis',
Der nie kein vöglein hungern ließ.

7. Des himmels chör' sich freuen drob
Und die engel singen Gott lob,
Den armen hirten wird vermeld't
Der Hirt und Schöpfer aller welt.

8. Lob, Ehr' und Dank sei dir gesagt,
Christ g'boren von der reinen magd,
Mit Vater und dem heil'gen Geist,
Von nun an bis in ewigkeit. Amen.

Source: Kirchen-Gesangbuch: für Evangelisch-Lutherische Gemeinden #15

Author: Sedulius

Sedulius, Coelius. The known facts concerning this poet, as contained in his two letters to Macedonius, are, that in early life, he devoted himself to heathen literature; that comparatively late in life he was converted to Christianity; and that amongst his friends were Gallieanus and Perpetua. The place of his birth is generally believed to have been Rome; and the date when he flourished 450. For this date the evidence is, that he referred to the Commentaries of Jerome, who died 420; is praised by Cassiodorus, who d. 575, and by Gelasius, who was pope from 492 to 496. His works were collected, after his death, by Asterius, who was consul in 494. They are (1) Carmen Paschale, a poem which treats of the whole Gospel story; (2) Opus Paschale,… Go to person page >

Translator: Martin Luther

Luther, Martin, born at Eisleben, Nov. 10, 1483; entered the University of Erfurt, 1501 (B.A. 1502, M.A.. 1503); became an Augustinian monk, 1505; ordained priest, 1507; appointed Professor at the University of Wittenberg, 1508, and in 1512 D.D.; published his 95 Theses, 1517; and burnt the Papal Bull which had condemned them, 1520; attended the Diet of Worms, 1521; translated the Bible into German, 1521-34; and died at Eisleben, Feb. 18, 1546. The details of his life and of his work as a reformer are accessible to English readers in a great variety of forms. Luther had a huge influence on German hymnody. i. Hymn Books. 1. Ellich cristlich lider Lobgesang un Psalm. Wittenberg, 1524. [Hamburg Library.] This contains 8 German h… Go to person page >



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