"Christians, Sing Out with Exultation" by Benedict Pictet, c.1650-c. 1710 Translated by Henry L. Jenner, 1820-1898 Text From: THE HANDBOOK TO THE LUTHERAN HYMNAL (St. Louis: Concordia Publishing House, 1942)p.82 1. Christians, sing out with exultation And praise your Benefactor's name! Today the Author of salvation, The Father's Well-beloved, came. Of undefiled virgin mother An Infant, all divine, was born, And God Himself became your Brother Upon this happy Christmas morn. 2. In Him eternal might and power To human weakness hath inclined; And this poor Child brings richest dower Of gifts and graces to mankind. While here His majesty disguising, A servant's form the Master wears, Behold the beams of glory rising E'en from His poverty and tears. 3. A stable serves Him for a dwelling And for a bed a manger mean; Yet o'er His head, His advent telling, A new and wondrous star is seen. Angels rehearse to men the story, The joyful story, of His birth; To Him they raise the anthem -- "Glory To God on high and peace on earth!" 4. For through this holy incarnation The primal curse is done away; And blessed peace o'er all creation Hath shed its pure and gentle ray. Then, in that heavenly concert joining, 0 Christian men, with one accord, Your voices tunefully combining, Salute the birthday of your Lord.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 #100 from _The Handbook to the Lutheran Hymnal_ Text: I John 4:2 Author: Benedict Pictet, 1705, ab. Translated by: Henry L. Jenner, 1886 Titled: "Faisons eclater notre joie" Composer: Louis Bourgeois, 1544 Tune: "Navarre"
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