"Ye Sons of Men, Oh, Hearken" by Valentin Thilo, Jr., 1607-1662 Translated by Arthur T. Russell, 1806-1874 Text From: THE HANDBOOK TO THE LUTHERAN HYMNAL (St. Louis: Concordia Publishing House, 1942) p. 60-61 1. Ye sons of men, oh, hearken: Your heart and mind prepare, To hail the almighty Savior, O sinners, be your care. He who of grace alone Our Life and Light was given, The promised Lord from heaven, Unto our world is shown. 2. Prepare the way before Him; Prepare for Him the best, Cast out whate'er offendeth This great, this heavenly Guest Make straight, make plain, the way: The lowly valleys raising The heights of pride abasing. His path all even lay. 3. The humble heart and lowly God lifteth up on high: Beneath His feet in anguish The haughty soul shall lie. The heart, sincere and right, That heeds God's invitation And makes true preparation, It is the Lord's delight. 4. Prepare my heart, Lord Jesus, Turn not from me aside, And grand that I receive Thee This blessed Advent-tide. From stall and manger low Come Thou to dwell within me; Loud praises will I sing Thee And forth glory show.This text was converted to ascii format for Project Wittenberg by Cindy A. Beesley and is in the public domain. You may freely distribute, copy or print this text. Please direct any comments or suggestions to: Rev. Robert E. Smith Walther Library at Concordia Theological Seminary E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Notes from _The Lutheran Hymnal_ Hymn #75 Text: Luke 3:4, 5 Author: Valentin Thilo, Jr., 1659, alt. Translated by: Arthur T. Russell, 1851 Titled: "Mit Ernst, o Menschenkinder" Published in: _Neu Catechismus-Gesangbuechlein" Town: Hamburg, 1598
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