"O Jesus Christ, Thy Manger Is" by Paul Gerhardt, 1607-1676 Text From: THE LUTHERAN HYMNAL (St. Louis: Concordia Publishing House, 1941) 1. O Jesus Christ, Thy manger is My paradise at which my soul reclineth. For there, O Lord, Doth lie the Word Made flesh for us; herein Thy grace forthshineth. 2. He whom the sea And wind obey Doth come to serve the sinner in great meekness. Thou, God's own Son, With us art one, Dost join us and our children in our weekness. 3. Thy light and grace Our guilt efface, Thy heavenly riches all our loss retrieving. Immanuel, Thy birth doth quell The power of hell and Satan's bold deceiving. 4. Thou Christian heart, Whoe'er thou art, Be of good cheer and let no sorrow move thee! For God's own Child, In mercy mild, Joins thee to Him;-how greatly God must love thee! 5. Remember thou What glory now The Lord prepared thee for all earthly sadness. The angel host Can never boast Of greater glory, greater bliss or gladness. 6. The world may hold Her wealth and gold; But thou, my heart, keep Christ as thy true Treasure. To Him hold fast Until at last A crown be thine and honor in full measure.This text was converted to ascii format for Project Wittenberg by Debbie Harris 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 of the Walther Library at Concordia Theological Seminary. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Notes: Hymn #81 from _The Lutheran Hymnal_ Text: Luke 2: 7 Author: Paul Gerhardt, 1653, cento Translated by: composite Titled: O Jesu Christ, dein Kripplein ist Composer: Johann Crueger, 1653 Tune: O Jesu Christ, dein Kripplein
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