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Now raise your happy voice

Representative Text

1. NOW raise your happy voice,
Sing all and loud rejoice,
Lowly there reclineth
Our heart's delight so blest,
As the sun He shineth
Upon His mother's breast;
Thou art A and O!
Thou art A and O!

2. O Son of God on high,
For Thee I weep and sigh;
Comfort my sad spirit,O fairest, purest Child.
Through Thy grace and merit,
O Jesus meek and mild,
Draw me hence to Thee,
Draw me hence to Thee.

3. How rich His love God proves!
The Son our guilt removes.
When man's sinful nation
Lay dead in vanity,
He brought us salvation,
All heaven's ecstasy.
O that we were there!
O that we were there!

4. Where are those mansions fair?
In that blest yonder, where
Angel choirs are singing
Around the Christ-child dear,
And their harps keep ringing
In heaven sweet and clear.
O that we were there!
O that we were there!

Source: Church Hymnal for Lutheran Services #80

Author: Peter of Dresden

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Translator: F. W. Herzberger

Born: October 23, 1859, Baltimore, Maryland. Died: August 26, 1930, St. Louis, Missouri. Educated at Concordia Seminary in St. Louis, Missouri, Herzberger pastored in Carson, Kansas; Chicago, Illinois; and Hammond, Indiana. He was also a pioneer missionary in Arkansas, became the first city missionary (in St. Louis) of the Lutheran Missouri Synod in 1899, and worked for many missionary and charitable causes. His works include: The Family Altar --www.hymntime.com/tch  Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Now raise your happy voice
German Title: Nun singet und seid froh
Author: Peter of Dresden
Translator: F. W. Herzberger
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain

Tune

IN DULCI JUBILO

IN DULCI JUBILO was originally a folk dance; it is filled with rhythmic energy. There are many organ and choral arrangements of this tune. Sing this lilting lively carol in unison or in parts with bright flute accompaniment (either real flutes or flute stops on the organ). Observe a ritardando only…

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Timeline

Instances

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Church Hymnal for Lutheran Services #80

Forty-Six Chorales #d27

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Hymnal for Evangelical Lutheran Missions #22

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The Christmas Song Book #1

The Selah Song Book (Das Sela Gesangbuch) #d506

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The Selah Song Book (Das Sela Gesangbuch) (2nd ed) #871a

The Selah Song Book. Word ed. #d250

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