Nun komm der heiden heiland

Nun komm der heiden heiland

Translator: Martin Luther; Author: St. Ambrose
Published in 10 hymnals

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1. Nun komm', der heiden Heiland,
Der jungfrauen Kind erkannt,
Deß sich wunder' alle welt,
Gott solch' geburt ihm bestellt.

2. Nicht von mann's blut noch vom fleisch,
Allein von dem heil'gen Geist,
Ist Gottes Wort worden ein mensch,
Und blüht ein' frucht weibesfleisch.

3. Der jungfrau leib schwanger ward;
Doch blieb keuschheit rein bewahrt,
leucht herfür manch' tugend schon,
Gott da ward in seinem thron.

4. Er ging aus der kammer sein,
Dem königlichen sall so rein,
Gott von art uns mensch ein held,
Sein'n weg er zu laufen eilt.

5. Sein lauf kam vom Vater her,
Und kehrt' wieder zum Vater,
Fuhr hinunter zu der höll'
Und wieder zu Gottes stuhl.

6. Der du bist dem Vater gleich,
Führ' hinaus den sieg im fleisch,
Daß dein' ewig' Gottesgewalt,
In uns das krank' fleisch enthalt.

7. Dein krippen glänzt hell und klar,
Die nacht gibt ein neu licht dar,
Dunkel muß nicht kommen drein,
Der glaub' bleibt immer im schrein.

8. Lob sei Gott dem Vater 'thon,
Lob sei sein'm ein'gen Sohn,
Lob sei Gott dem heil'gen Geist,
Immer und in ewigkeit. Amen.

Source: Kirchen-Gesangbuch: für Evangelisch-Lutherische Gemeinden #36

Translator: 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 >

Author: St. Ambrose

Ambrosius (St. Ambrose), second son and third child of Ambrosius, Prefect of the Gauls, was born at Lyons, Aries, or Treves--probably the last--in 340 A.D. On the death of his father in 353 his mother removed to Rome with her three children. Ambrose went through the usual course of education, attaining considerable proficiency in Greek; and then entered the profession which his elder brother Satyrus had chosen, that of the law. In this he so distinguished himself that, after practising in the court of Probus, the Praetorian Prefect of Italy, he was, in 374, appointed Consular of Liguria and Aemilia. This office necessitated his residence in Milan. Not many months after, Auxentius, bishop of Milan, who had joined the Arian party, died; and m… Go to person page >

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