"Now Praise We Christ, the Holy One" by Martin Luther, 1483-1546 Text From: THE LUTHERAN HYMNAL (St. Louis: Concordia Publishing House, 1941) 1. Now praise we Christ, the Holy One, The blessed Virgin Mary's Son, Far as the glorious sun doth shine, E'en to the world's remote confine. 2. He who Himself all things did make A servant's form vouchsafed to take That He as man mankind might win And save His creatures from their sin. 3. The grace and power of God the Lord Upon the mother was outpoured; A virgin pure and undefiled In wondrous wise conceived a child. 4. The noble mother bore a Son,- For so did Gabriel's promise run,- Whom John confessed and leaped with joy Ere yet the mother knew her boy. 5. Upon a manger filled with hay In poverty content He lay; With milk was fed the Lord of all, Who feeds the ravens when they call. 6. The heavenly choirs rejoice and raise Their voice to God in songs of praise. To humble shepherds is proclaimed The Shepherd who the world hath framed. 7. All honor unto Christ be paid, Pure Offspring of the favored maid, With Father and with Holy Ghost, Till time in endless time be lost.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: email@example.com
Notes: Hymn 104 from _The Lutheran Hymnal_ Text: Phil. 2: 6,7 Author: Coelius Sedulius, c. 450 Poem titled: "Paean Alphabeticus de Christo" German version by Martin Luther , 1524, ab. Titled: A solis ortus cardine Translated by: Richard Massie, 1854, alt. Tune: Christum wir sollen loben schon 1st Published in: "Enchiridion" Town: Erfurt, 1524
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