"Now Sing We, Now Rejoice"
                           by unknown author, c. 1300
               Translated by Arthur T. Russell, 1806-1874
                              Text From:
                         THE LUTHERAN HYMNAL
             (St. Louis: Concordia Publishing House, 1941)

        1. Now sing we, now rejoice,
        Now raise to heaven our voice;
        He from whom joy streameth
        Poor in a manger lies;
        Not so brightly beameth
        The sun in yonder skies.
        Thou my Savior art!
        Thou my Savior art!

        2. Come from on high to me;
        I cannot rise to Thee
        Cheer my wearied spirit,
        O pure and holy Child;
        Through Thy grace and merit,
        Blest Jesus, Lord most mild,
        Draw me unto Thee!
        Draw me unto Thee!

        3. Now through His Son doth shine
        The Father's grace divine.
        Death o'er us had reigned
        Through sin and vanity;
        He for us obtained
        Eternal joy on high.
        May we praise Him there!
        May we praise Him there!

        4. Oh, where shall joy be found?
        Where but on heavenly ground?
        Where the angels singing
        With all His saints unite,
        Sweetest praises bringing
        In heavenly joy and light.
        Oh, that we were there!
        Oh, that we were there!

Notes: Hymn #92 from _The Lutheran Hymnal_ Text: Luke 2:1-14 Author: unknown Translated by: Arthur T. Russell, 1851, alt. Titled: "In dulci iubilo" Tune: "In dulci iubilo" German melody, 14th century
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