124. From Heaven Above to Earth I Come

1 "From heav'n above to earth I come
To bear good news to ev'ry home;
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.

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

15 Glory to God in highest heav'n,
Who unto us His Son hath giv'n!
While angels sing with pious mirth
A glad new year to all the earth.

Text Information
First Line: "From heav'n above to earth I come
Title: From Heaven Above to Earth I Come
German Title: Von Himmel hoch, da komm' ich her
Author: M. Luther, 1483-1546
Translator: C. Winkworth, 1827-78 (alt.)
Meter: L M
Language: English
Publication Date: 1996
Topic: Nativity of our Lord
Tune Information
Composer: M. Luther, 1483-1546
Arranger: J. S. Bach, 1685-1750
Meter: L M
Key: C Major

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