"We Christians May Rejoice Today"
              by Caspar Fueger, d.1592?, d.1617?
      Translated by Catherine Winkworth, 1829-1878
                                 Text From:
                      THE LUTHERAN HYMNAL
        (St. Louis: Concordia Publishing House, 1941)

        1. We Christians May Rejoice Today
        When Christ was born to comfort and to save us.
        Who thus believes No longer grieves,
        For none are lost who grasp the hope He gave us.

        2. Oh, wondrous joy That God most high
        Should take our flesh and thus our race should honor!
        A virgin mild Hath borne this Child;
        Such grace and glory God hath put upon her.

        3. Sin bought us grief, But Christ relief,
        When down to earth He came for our salvation.
        Since God with us Is dwelling thus,
        Who dares to speak the Christian's codemnation?

        4. The hither throng With happy song
        To Him whose birth and death are our assurance;
        Through whom are we At last set free
        From sins and burdens that surpassed endurance.

        5. Yea, let us praise Our God and raise
        Loud hallelujahs to the skies above us.
        The bliss bestowed Today by God
        To ceaseless thankfulness and joy should move us.

Notes: Hymn #107 from _The Lutheran Hymnal_ Text: Luke 2:20 Author: Caspar Fueger, 1592 Translated by: Catherine Winkworth, 1863 Titled: "Wir Christenleut' hab'n jetzund Freud" Composer: Johann Crueger, 1653 Tune: "O Jesu Christ, dein Kripplein"
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