219. All Praise to Thee, Eternal Lord

1 All praise to thee, eternal Lord,
clothed in a garb of flesh and blood;
choosing a manger for thy throne,
while worlds on worlds are thine alone.

2 Once did the skies before thee bow;
a virgin's arms contain thee now:
angels who did in thee rejoice
now listen for thine infant voice.

3 A little child, thou art our guest,
that weary ones in thee may rest;
forlorn and lowly is thy birth,
that we may rise to heav'n from earth.

4 Thou comest in the darksome night
to make us children of the light,
to make us, in the realms divine,
like thine own angels round thee shine.

5 All this for us thy love hath done;
by this to thee our love is won:
for this we tune our cheerful lays,
and shout our thanks in ceaseless praise.

Text Information
First Line: All praise to thee, eternal Lord
Title: All Praise to Thee, Eternal Lord
Author: Martin Luther (1524)
Meter: L.M.
Language: English
Publication Date: 1990
Topic: Christ: Love and Grace of; Christ: Praise of
Source: Tr in Sabbath Hymn Book, 1858
Tune Information
Composer: Robert Schumann (1839; arr.)
Meter: L.M.
Key: G Major

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