1 From heav'n above to earth I come,
to bear good news to ev'ry home;
glad tidings of great joy I bring
whereof I now will say and sing:
2 To you, this night, is born a Child
of Mary, chosen mother mild;
this tender Child of lowly birth
shall be the joy of all the earth.
3 'Tis Christ our God, who far on high
had heard your sad and bitter cry;
Himself will your Salvation be,
Himself from sin will make you free.
4 Now let us all, with gladsome cheer,
follow the shepherds, and draw near
to see this wondrous Gift of God,
who hath His own dear Son bestowed.
5 Glory to God in highest heav'n,
who unto us His Son has giv'n,
while angels sing, with pious mirth,
a glad New Year to all the earth.
Source: Hymns to the Living God #128
|First Line:||From Heaven above to earth I come To bear good news to every home|
|Title:||From Heaven Above to Earth I Come|
|German Title:||Von Himmel hoch, da komm' ich her|
|Author:||Martin Luther (1535)|