Let us all in God rejoice

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1 Let us all in God rejoice,
Who is pleased to save us;
Praise we Him with heart and voice,
For His Son He gave us.

2 He descends to sorrows here
As a servant lowly,
That in heav'n we may appear
Princes high and holy.

3 Wealth to give He poor became--
Is not this a wonder?
Therefore let us praise His name
While His grace we ponder.

4 Lord, this year Thy favor show,
Banish sin and sadness:
All who fain would have it so
Say A-men with gladness.

Source: American Lutheran Hymnal #326

Author: Urban Langhans

Langhans, Urban, was a native of Schneeberg, in Saxony. He was for some time cantor, i.e. choirmaster, at Glauchau, in Saxony; and then from 1546 to 1554 diaconus there. In 1554 he became diaconus at Schneeberg, and still held this position in 1562. The date of his death is not known; but his successor in office died in 1571 (Blätter fur Hymnologie, 1884, pp. 7-12, 25-27, 190). Whether he wrote any hymns is doubtful. The only one ascribed to him which has passed into English is:— Lasst uns alle fröhlich sein. Christmas. The first stanza of this hymn is found at p. 17 of Martin Hammer's Laudes Immanuelis (a sermon on “Grates nunc omnes reddamus"), published at Leipzig, 1620 [Ducal Library, Gotha]. The full form, in 4 stanzas of 4 line… Go to person page >

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First Line: Let us all in God rejoice
Author: Urban Langhans

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