"All Praise to Thee, Eternal God"

                 by Martin Luther, 1483-1546

                               Text From:

                     THE LUTHERAN HYMNAL

        (St. Louis: Concordia Publishing House, 1941)

        1. All praise to Thee, eternal God,

        Who, clothed in garb of flesh and blood,

        Dost take a manger for Thy throne,

        While worlds on worlds are Thine alone.


        2. Once did the skies before Thee bow;

        A virgin's arms contain Thee now,

        While angels, who in Thee rejoice,

        Now listen for Thine infant voice.


        3. A little Child, Thou art our Guest

        That weary ones in Thee may rest;

        Forlorn and lowly is Thy birth

        That we may rise to heaven from earth.


        4. Thou comest in the darksome night

        To make us children of the light,

        To make us in the realms divine,

        Like Thine own angels, round Thee shine.


        5. All this for us Thy love hath done;

        By This to Thee our love is won;

        For this our joyful songs we raise

        And shout our thanks in ceaseless praise.


Notes: Hymn 80 from The Lutheran Hymnal Text: John 1:14 Stanza 1 based on Latin sequence, 11th century Author (Stanzas 2-5 ): Martin Luther, 1524, cento Translated by: unknown, 1858 Titled: Gelobet seist du, Jesu Christ German, st. 1, 1370 Tune: Gelobet seist du, Jesu Ancient melody, c. 1400
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