Now Sing We, Now Rejoice

Representative Text

1 Now sing we, now rejoice,
now raise to heav'n our voice;
he from whom joy streameth
poor in a manger lies;
not so brightly beameth
the sun in yonder skies.
Thou my Savior art!
Thou my Savior art!

2 Come from on high to me;
I cannot rise to thee.
Cheer my wearied spirit,
O pure and holy Child;
thro' thy grace and merit,
blest Jesus, Lord most mild,
draw me unto thee!
Draw me unto thee!

3 Now through his Son doth shine
the Father's grace divine.
Death was reigning o'er us
through sin and vanity
till he opened for us
a bright eternity.
May we praise him there!
May we praise him there!

4 Oh, where shall joy be found?
Where but on heav'nly ground,
where the angels singing
with all his saints unite,
sweetest praises bringing
in heav'nly joy and light.
Oh, that we were there!
Oh, that we were there!

Source: Christian Worship: Hymnal #363

Author: Peter of Dresden

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Translator: Arthur T. Russell

Arthur Tozer Russell was born at Northampton, March 20, 1806. He entered S. John's College, Cambridge, in 1824, took the Hulsean Prize in 1825, and was afterwards elected to a scholarship. He was ordained Deacon in 1829, Priest in 1830, and the same year was appointed Vicar of Caxton. In 1852, he was preferred to the vicarage of Whaddon. In 1863, he removed to S. Thomas', Toxteth Park, near Liverpool, and in 1867, to Holy Trinity, Wellington, Salop. He is the editor and author of numerous publications, among them several volumes of hymns. --Annotations of the Hymnal, Charles Hutchins, 1872.… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Now sing we, now rejoice
Title: Now Sing We, Now Rejoice
Latin Title: In dulci jubilo
Author: Peter of Dresden
Translator: Arthur T. Russell
Source: Latin and German, 14th cent.
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain



IN DULCI JUBILO was originally a folk dance; it is filled with rhythmic energy. There are many organ and choral arrangements of this tune. Sing this lilting lively carol in unison or in parts with bright flute accompaniment (either real flutes or flute stops on the organ). Observe a ritardando only…

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