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34. The holy Son of God most high

1 The holy Son of God most high,
For love of Adam’s lapsed race,
Quit the sweet pleasures of the sky
To bring us to that happy place.

2 His robes of light he laid aside,
Which did his majesty adorn,
And the frail state of mortals tried,
In human flesh and figure born.

3 Whole choirs of angels loudly sing
The mystery of his sacred birth,
And the blest news to shepherds bring,
Filling their watchful souls with mirth.

4 The Son of God thus man became,
That men the sons of God might be,
And by their second birth regain
A likeness to his deity.

Text Information
First Line: The holy Son of God most high
Author: Henry More, 1614-87
Language: English
Publication Date: 1958
Topic: The Church Year: Christmas
Notes: This hymn may also be sung in the rhythmic form of the Chorale at No. 22.
Tune Information
Name: VOM HIMMEL HOCH
Harmonizer: J. S. Bach, 1685 - 1750
Key: C Major
Source: Geistliche Lieder, Leipzig, 1539.



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