Immanuel, To Thee We Sing

Immanuel, to thee we sing, Thou Prince of Life our Lord and King

Translator: Herman H. Brueckner; Author: Paul Gerhardt
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1 Immanuel, to Thee we sing,
Thou Prince of Life, our Lord and King,
Thou Morning Star, Thou Fount of Grace,
Thou Savior of our fallen race.

2 Men looked for Thee in days of yore,
To rescue them from perils sore,
And now, O long-expected Guest,
Thou hast appeared to make us blest.

3 Thou art descended from on high,
Dost in a humble manger lie,
An infant, yet supremely great,
Poor, lowly, yet of high estate.

4 With eyes of faith we look on Thee,
Assured that Thou wilt set us free
From sin and guilt, from grief and woe,
From all our suff'rings here below.

5 God's holy wrath hast Thou appeased,
The gates of hell Thy hand hath seized,
The king of terrors Thou hast slain,
And all for our eternal gain.

6 Thou art our Head, O grant that we
Thy faithful members, Lord, may be;
Let Thy good Spirit rule our will,
That we Thy statutes may fulfill.

7 Immanuel, to Thee, our King,
The tributes of our praise we bring;
O let us here Thy name adore
And laud Thee there for evermore.

Source: American Lutheran Hymnal #331

Translator: Herman H. Brueckner

Born: March 11, 1866, Grundy County, Iowa (birth name: Herman Heinrich Moritz Brueckner). Died: January 25, 1942, Hebron, Nebraska (funeral held in Beatrice, Nebraska). Buried: St. Paul’s Lutheran Cemetery, Waverly, Iowa. After ordination in 1888, Brueckner pastored in Illinois, Michigan, Kentucky, and Wisconsin. He later moved to Iowa City, Iowa, and received his Bachelor of Arts degree from Iowa State University in 1917. In 1926, he joined the faculty of Hebron College in Nebraska. In 1938, Wartburg Seminary, Dubuque, Iowa, conferred an honorary Doctor of Divinity degree on him. He retired as professor emeritus from Hebron College in 1941. Sources: Erickson, p. 254 Findagrave, accessed 14 Nov 2016 Hustad, p. 213 Stulken, p.… Go to person page >

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 >

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First Line: Immanuel, to thee we sing, Thou Prince of Life our Lord and King
Title: Immanuel, To Thee We Sing
Translator: Herman H. Brueckner
Author: Paul Gerhardt
Language: English
Publication Date: 1930
Copyright: This text may still be under copyright because it was published in 1930.
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