8306. Rejoice, Our Nature Christ Assumes

1 Rejoice, our nature Christ assumes;
Born of a virgin, lo, He comes,
As a Messiah foreordained:
Adore and wonder, every land.

2 He left His bright, His glorious throne,
He bowed the heavens, to earth came down;
And thus His wondrous race began,
As God with God and Man with man.

3 Behold, a great, a heavenly light,
From Bethlehem’s manger shining bright,
Around those who in darkness dwell,
The night of evil to dispel.

4 Incarnate God, assert Thy power;
Arise, Thou glorious Conqueror:
Subdue sin, death, and every foe,
Erect Thy kingdom here below.

Text Information
First Line: Rejoice, our nature Christ assumes
Title: Rejoice, Our Nature Christ Assumes
German Title: Nun Komm der Heiden Heiland
Author: Ambrose of Milan (c. 397)
Translator: Martin Luther
Translator: John Gambold, 1711-1771
Meter: LM
Language: English
Source: German tr.: Eyn Enchiridion (Erfurt, Germany, 1524); English tr.: Supplement to the 1801 Moravian Hymn Book
Copyright: Public Domain
Notes: Alternate tune: ERFURT from "Geistliche Lieder," 1539
Tune Information
Harmonizer: Johann S. Bach
Meter: LM
Key: C Major
Source: Geistliche Lieder (Leipzig, Germany, 1539)
Copyright: Public Domain

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