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118. How Bright Appears the Morning Star

1 How bright appears the Morning Star,
with mercy beaming from afar;
the host of heav'en rejoices.
O Righteous Branch, O Jesse’s Rod,
the Son of Man and Son of God,
we too will lift our voices:
Jesus, Jesus, holy, holy, yet most lowly,
come, draw near us;
great Emmanuel, come and hear us.

2 Though circled by the hosts on high,
He deigned to cast a pitying eye
upon His helpless creature.
The whole creation’s Head and Lord,
by highest seraphim adored,
assumed our very nature;
Jesus, grant us, through Your merit,
to inherit Your salvation.
Hear, O hear our supplication!

3 Rejoice, O heav'ns, and earth, reply;
with praise, O sinners, fill the sky
for this, His incarnation.
Incarnate God, put forth Your pow'r;
ride on, ride on, great Conqueror,
till all know Your salvation.
Amen, amen! Alleluia, alleluia!
Praise be given
evermore by earth and heaven.

Text Information
First Line: How bright appears the Morning Star
Title: How Bright Appears the Morning Star
Author: Philipp Nicolai (1599)
Adapter: William Mercer (1859)
Meter: 8.8.7.8.8.7.4.8.4.7
Language: English
Publication Date: 2017
Topic: Jesus Christ: Incarnation
Tune Information
Name: WIE SCHÖN LEUCHTET
Composer: Philipp Nicolai (1599)
Adapter: Johann Sebastian Bach (1731)
Harmonizer: Johann Sebastian Bach (1731)
Meter: 8.8.7.8.8.7.4.8.4.7
Key: D Major



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