1 Come, your hearts and voices raising,
Christ the Lord with gladness praising;
Loudly sing his love amazing,
Christian people, one and all.
2 See how God, for us providing,
gave his Son and life abiding;
he our pilgrim steps is guiding
from earth's pain to heavenly joy.
3 Christ, from heaven to us descending,
and in love our race befriending,
in our need his help extending,
saved us from the cunning foe.
4 Jacob's star in all its splendour
shines with comfort strong and tender,
forcing Satan to surrender,
breaking all the powers of hell.
5 From sin's bondage that possessed us,
from the prison that oppressed us,
from the sorrow that distressed us,
we, the captives, now are free.
6 O the joy, beyond expressing,
when by faith we grasp this blessing,
and with thanks we come confessing
you, O Jesus, as our Lord.
7 Dearest child, in mercy hear us,
from your lowly manger cheer us,
gently lead us and be near us
till we join the angel choir.
Source: Together in Song: Australian hymn book II #297
|First Line:||Come, your hearts and voices raising|
|Title:||Come, Your Hearts and Voices Raising|
|German Title:||Kommt und lasst uns Christum ehren|
|Source:||The Lutheran Hymnal, St. Louis, 1941, composite (tr.); Johann Ebeling's edition of his Geistliche Andachten Fünfte Dutzet, 1667|
|Copyright:||Tr. © 1941, Concordia Publishing House|