Text:Ye Heav'ns, Oh Haste your Dews to Shed
Author:Johann Campanus
Translator (from German to English):Cath­er­ine Wink­worth
Translator (from Latin to German):Johann Franck
Harmonizer:Jo­hann S. Bach
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7758. Ye Heav'ns, Oh Haste your Dews to Shed

1. Ye heav’ns, oh haste your dews to shed,
Ye clouds, rain gladness on our head,
Thou earth, behold the time of grace,
And blossom forth in righteousness!

2. O living Sun, with joy break forth,
And pierce the gloomy clefts of earth;
Behold, the mountains melt away
Like wax beneath Thine ardent ray!

3. O Life-dew of the Churches, come,
And bid this arid desert bloom!
The sorrows of Thy people see,
And take our human flesh on Thee.

4. Refresh the parched and drooping mind,
The broken limb in mercy bind,
Us sinners from our guilt release,
And fill us with Thy heavenly peace.

5. O wonder! night no more is night!
Comes then at last the longed-for light?
Ah yes, Thou shinest, O true Sun,
In whom are God and man made one!

Text Information
First Line: Ye heav'ns, oh haste your dews to shed
Title: Ye Heav'ns, Oh Haste your Dews to Shed
Latin Title: Rorando coeli defluant
Translator (from Latin to German): Johann Franck (1653)
Author: Johann Campanus
Translator (from German to English): Cath­er­ine Wink­worth
Meter: LM
Language: English; German: Ihr Himmel tröpfe
Source: Odar­um Sac­rar­um, Li­ber Pos­ter­i­or (Prague: 1612); trans­lat­ed from La­tin to Ger­man in Prax­is Pi­e­ta­tis Mel­i­ca, by Jo­hann Crü­ger, 1653; Translated from Ger­man to Eng­lish in Lyra Ger­man­i­ca, se­cond ser­ies, 1858, page 3
Copyright: Public Domain
Tune Information
Harmonizer: Jo­hann S. Bach (1653)
Meter: LM
Incipit: 17676 32671 11553
Key: C Major
Source: Geist­liche Lied­er, by Val­en­tin Schu­mann (Leip­zig, Ger­ma­ny: 1539)
Copyright: Public Domain

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