To us a Child is born this night

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1 To us a Child is born this night,
Behold His glorious light;
To us a Son is given,
Who Himself is our true God,
Our Life here and in heaven.

2 Now wide is opening heaven’s door,
And out the light doth pour;
A gleam of majesty,
Christ the Son of Righteousness,
Who makes all people free.

3 The light is Christ, our gracious Lord,
The true Immanuel,
To Christians now revealed;
And with wondrous grace and truth
Shows them what was concealed.

Source: Hymnal and Liturgies of the Moravian Church #92

Translator: Donald M. McCorkle

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Author: Michael Weisse

Michael Weiss was born at Neisse, in Silesia. He was a pastor among the Bohemian Brethren, and a contemporary with Luther. His hymns have received commendation. He died in 1540. --Annotations of the Hymnal, Charles Hutchins, M.A. 1872.… Go to person page >

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First Line: To us a Child is born this night
Translator: Donald M. McCorkle
Author: Michael Weisse (1531)


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Hymnal and Liturgies of the Moravian Church #92

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