51. From heaven high I come to you

1 From heaven high I come to you,
I bring you tidings good and new;
glad tidings of great joy I bring,
whereof I now will say and sing.

2 To you this night is born a child
of Mary, chosen Virgin mild;
this little child, of lowly birth,
shall be the joy of all the earth.

3 This is the Christ, our God and Lord,
who in all need shall aid afford;
he will himself your Saviour be
from all your sins to set you free.

4 These are the tokens ye shall mark;
the swaddling clothes and manger dark;
there shall ye find the young child laid,
by whom the heavens and earth were made.

5 Now let us all with gladsome cheer,
go with the shepherds and draw near
to see the wondrous gift of God,
who hath his own dear Son bestowed.

6 Welcome to earth, thou noble guest,
through whom the sinful world is blest!
in my distress thou com'st to me;
what thanks shall I return to thee?

Text Information
First Line: From heaven high I come to you
Author: Martin Luther, 1483-1546
Translator: Catherine Winkworth, 1827-1878
Meter: LM
Language: English
Publication Date: 2000
Scripture: ; ; ; ;
Topic: Christmas
Tune Information
Meter: LM
Key: C Major
Source: Schumann's Geistliche Lieder, 1539; arranger unknown

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