120. 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 your earth.

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

4 Glory to God in highest heav'n,
Who unto man 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
Author: Martin Luther, 1483-1546
Translator: Catherine Winkworth, 1827-1878
Meter: LM
Language: English
Publication Date: 2007
Topic: Christmas; Jesus Christ
Tune Information
Meter: LM
Key: C Major
Source: Schumann's Geistliche Lieder, Leipzig, 1539

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