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Come, Your Hearts and Voices Raising

Come, your hearts and voices raising

Author: Paul Gerhardt
Published in 8 hymnals

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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

Author: Paul Gerhardt

Gerhardt, Paulus, son of Christian Gerhardt, burgomaster of Gräfenhaynichen, near Wittenberg, was born at Grafenhaynichen, Mar. 12, 1607. On January 2, 1628, he matriculated at the University of Wittenberg. In the registers of St. Mary's church, Wittenberg, his name appears as a godfather, on July 13, 1641, described still as "studiosus," and he seems to have remained in Wittenberg till at least the end of April, 1642. He appears to have gone to Berlin in 1642 or 1643, and was there for some time (certainly after 1648) a tutor in the house of the advocate Andreas Barthold, whose daughter (Anna Maria, b. May 19, 1622, d. March 5, 1668) became his wife in 1655. During this period he seems to have frequently preached in Berlin. He was appoint… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Come, your hearts and voices raising
Title: Come, Your Hearts and Voices Raising
German Title: Kommt und lasst uns Christum ehren
Author: Paul Gerhardt
Source: The Lutheran Hymnal, St. Louis, 1941, composite (tr.); Johann Ebeling's edition of his Geistliche Andachten Fünfte Dutzet, 1667
Language: English
Copyright: Tr. © 1941, Concordia Publishing House



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Instances (1 - 6 of 6)

Christian Worship #42

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Evangelical Lutheran Hymnary #128

Lutheran Service Book #375

Lutheran Worship #48


The Cyber Hymnal #1023


Together in Song #297

Include 2 pre-1979 instances
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