Due praises to the incarnate Love

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I. Due Praises to th' incarnate Love,
Manifested from above!
All Men and Angels now adore
What we, nor they have seen before.
Hallelujah.

II. The blessed Father's only Son
Chose a Manger for his Throne:
In the mean Vest of Flesh and Bloo,
Was cloathed God, th' eternal Good.
Hallelujah.

III. Who had the World at his Command,
Wants his Mothers swadling Band.
Th' Almighty Word was pleas'd to come
A helpless Infant from the Womb.
Hallelujah.

IV. Th' eternal Splendor is in Sight;
Gives the World its saving Light;
And drives the Clouds of Sin away,
To make us Children of the Day.
Hallelujah.

V. God's only Son, and equal God,
Took amongst us his Abode;
And open'd, through this World of Strive,
A Way to everlasting Life.
Hallelujah.

VI. In Poverty he came on Earth,
To enrich us by his Birth,
And make us Heirs of endless Bliss,
With all the darling Saints of his.
Hallelujah.

VII. This all he did that he might prove
Unknown Wonders of his Love;
Then let us All unite to sing
Praise to our New-born God and King.
Hallelujah.

Source: Psalmodia Germanica: or, The German Psalmody: translated from the high Dutch together with their proper tunes and thorough bass (2nd ed., corr. and enl.) #6

Author: 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 >

Translator: Johann Christian Jacobi

Jacobi, John Christian, a native of Germany, was born in 1670, and appointed Keeper of the Royal German Chapel, St. James's Palace, London, about 1708. He held that post for 42 years, and died Dec. 14, 1750. He was buried in the Church of St. Paul's, Covent Garden. His publications included :— (1) A Collection of Divine Hymns, Translated from the High Dutch. Together with their Proper Tunes and Thorough Bass. London: Printed and Sold by J. Young, in St. Paul’s Churchyard; . . . 1720. This edition contains 15 hymns. Two years later this collection, with a few changes in the text and much enlarged, was republished as (2) Psalmodia Germanica; or a Specimen of Divine Hymns. Translated from the High Dutch. Together with their Proper Tunes… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Due praises to the incarnate Love
German Title: Gelobet seist du Jesu Christ
Author: Martin Luther
Translator: Johann Christian Jacobi
Language: English

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