"Come, Ye Faithful, Raise the Strain" by John of Damascus, c. 750 Translated by John M. Neale, 1818-1866 Text From: THE LUTHERAN HYMNAL (St. Louis: Concordia Publishing House, 1941) 1. Come, ye faithful, raise the strain Of triumphant gladness; God hath brought His Israel Into joy from sadness. 'Tis the spring of souls today: Christ hath burst His prison And from three days' sleep in death As a sun hath risen. 2. All the winter of our sins, Long and dark, is flying From His light, to whom we give Laud and praise undying. Neither could the gates of death Nor the tomb's dark portal Nor the watchers nor the seal Hold Thee as a mortal. 3. But today amidst Thine own Thou didst stand, bestowing That Thy peace which evermore Passeth human knowing. Come, ye faithful, raise the strain Of triumphant gladness; God hath brought His Israel Into joy from sadness.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 of the Walther Library at Concordia Theological Seminary. E-mail: email@example.com
Notes: Hymn #204 from _The Lutheran Hymnal_ Text: Ex. 15:1-21 Author: John of Damascus, c. 750 Translated by: John M. Neale, 1859, alt. ab. Titled:"Aisohmen pantes laoi" Tune: "Schwing dich auf" 1st Published in: _Geistliche Andachten_ Town: Berlin, 1666
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