The Child of humble virgin born

The Child of humble virgin born

Author: Cyriacus Schneegass
Tune: CYRIACUS
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1 The Child of humble virgin born
Brings joy to ev'ry heart this morn;
Again we hail the Christ-child dear,
Who ushers in a glad New Year.

2 The angels in our joy take part
And serve us with a willing heart;
They sing of Christ, the Holy Child,
Who God to man hath reconciled.

3 If God Himself our race befriend,
Then Satan's rule o'er us must end.
The gates of hell we may defy,
For with us is the Lord most high.

4 This is the year of jubilee;
Why should we still despondent be?
Lift up your voices, sing today;
The Christ-child drives all care away.

Source: American Lutheran Hymnal #352

Author: Cyriacus Schneegass

Sehneegass, Cyriacus, was born Oct. 5, 1546, at Buffleben, near Gotha. He studied and graduated M.A. at the University of Jena. In 1573 he became pastor of the St. Blasius church at Friedrichroda, near Gotha. He was also adjunct to the Superindendent of Weimar, and in this capacity signed the Formula of Concord in 1579. He died at Friedrichroda, Oct. 23, 1597 (Koch, ii. 252, &c). Schneegass was a diligent pastor, a man mighty in the Scriptures, and firm and rejoicing in his faith. He was also an excellent musician and fostered the love of music among his people. His hymns reflect his character, and are good and simple, setting forth in clear and intelligible style the leading ideas of the festivals of the Christian year, &c.; and his Psalm… Go to person page >

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Author: Cyriacus Schneegass
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