1974. Good News From Heaven the Angels Bring

1. Good news from Heav’n the angels bring,
Glad tidings to the earth they sing:
To us this day a Child is giv’n,
To crown us with the joy of Heav’n.

2. All hail, Thou noble Guest, this morn,
Whose love did not the sinner scorn:
In my distress Thou com’st to me,
What thanks shall I return to Thee?

3. Were earth a thousand times as fair,
Beset with gold and jewels rare,
She yet were far too poor to be
A narrow cradle, Lord, for Thee.

4. Ah, dearest Jesus, holy Child,
Make Thee a bed, soft, undefiled,
Within my heart, that it may be
A quiet chamber kept for Thee.

5. Praise God upon His heavenly throne;
Who gave to us His only Son;
For this His hosts, on joyful wing,
A blest New Year of mercy sing.

Text Information
First Line: Good news from Heav'n the angels bring
Title: Good News From Heaven the Angels Bring
German Title: Von Himmel hoch da komm ich her
Author: Martin Luther (1531)
Meter: LM
Language: English
Source: This version appeared in the Lutheran Church Book, 1868, and is based on translations by Arthur T. Russell and Catherine Winkworth.
Copyright: Public Domain
Tune Information
Composer: Anonymous (1539)
Meter: LM
Incipit: 17676 32671 11553
Key: C Major
Copyright: Public Domain

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