1 O rejoice, all Christians, loudly,
for our joy has now begun;
wondrous things our God has done.
Tell abroad his goodness proudly,
who our race has honored thus,
that he has befriended us.
Joy, O joy, beyond all gladness!
Christ has done away with sadness!
Hence, all sorrow and repining,
for the Sun of grace is shining!
2 See, my soul, your Savior chooses
poverty and weakness, too;
in such love he comes to you.
Neither crib nor cross refuses,
all he suffers for your good
to redeem you by his blood. [Refrain]
3 Lord, how shall I thank you rightly?
I am saved eternally
by your life and death for me.
Let me not forget it lightly
but with all my heart believe
that from you I shall receive [Refrain]
4 Jesus, guard and guide your members,
fill them with your boundless grace,
hear their prayers in ev'ry place.
Fan to life faith's glowing embers;
grant all Christians far and near,
holy peace, a glad new year. [Refrain]
Source: Christian Worship: Hymnal #366
|First Line:||O rejoice, ye Christians, loudly|
|Title:||O Rejoice, Ye Christians, Loudly|
|German Title:||Freuet euch, ihr Christen alle|
|Author:||Christian Keimann (1656)|
|Meter:||220.127.116.11.7.7 with refrain|
|Refrain First Line:||Joy, O joy, beyond all gladness|