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Praise Ye the Lord, Ye Christians

Representative Text

1 Praise ye the Lord, ye Christians! Yea,
Praise the Eternal One,
Who opens heaven to us this day,
And gives us His own Son,
And gives us His own Son.

2 He comes from His loved Father's side,
Becomes an infant small,
And lies with scarce a want supplied
Weak in an humble stall.

3 His power divine aside is laid,
No crown adorns His brow;
The mighty God who all things made
Comes as a servant now.

4 He nestles at His mothers' breast,
Her precious nursling boy,
Whom saints and angels call the Blest,
And who is all their joy.

5 He is the Root of David's line,
King David's Lord and Son,
Through whom and by whose grace divine
The kingdom must be won.

6 A wonderful exchange He makes,
He puts on flesh and blood,
Then gives us back in what He takes,
His Godhead as our good.

7 He serves, that I a lord may be,
And gives His life for mine;
How could His love do more for me?
O mystery divine!

8 To-day He opens us the door
Of blissful Paradise,
The cherub threatens there no more;
Then let His praises rise!

Source: Evangelical Lutheran hymnal: with music #31a

Author: Nikolaus Herman

Herman, Nicolaus, is always associated with Joachimsthal in Bohemia, just over the mountains from Saxony. The town was not of importance till the mines began to be extensively worked about 1516. Whether Herman was a native of this place is not known, but he was apparently there in 1518, and was certainly in office there in 1524. For many years he held the post of Master in the Latin School, and Cantor or Organist and Choirmaster in the church. Towards the end of his life he suffered greatly from gout, and had to resign even his post as Cantor a number of years before his death. He died at Joachimsthal, May 3, 1561. (Koch, i. 390-398; Allgemeine Deutsche Biographie, xii. 186-188, &c.) He was a great friend and helper of J. Mathesius (q.v.)… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Praise ye the Lord ye Christians
Title: Praise Ye the Lord, Ye Christians
German Title: Lobt Gott, ihr Christen allzugleich
Author: Nikolaus Herman
Language: English
Refrain First Line: I will God's praise declare
Copyright: Public Domain




The tune is based on the the beginning of the soprano aria "Non vi piacque ingiusti dei" from the opera "Siroe"

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The Cyber Hymnal #12361
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The Cyber Hymnal #12361

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