The Hymns and Carols of Christmas

All Praise To Jesusís Hallowed Name

Words: Martin Luther
Translator: R. Massie

Music: Gelobet Seist Du, Jesu Christ, J. Walther
MIDI / Noteworthy Composer / XML

Source: O. Hardwig, ed., Wartburg Hymnal (Chicago: Wartburg Publishing House, 1918), #130

1. All praise to Jesus' hallowed name,
Who of virgin pure became
True man for us! The angels sing,
As the glad news to earth they bring,
    Kyrie Eleis!

2. The heavenly Father's only Son
For a manger leaves His throne;
Disguised in our poor flesh and blood
Is now the everlasting Good.
    Kyrie Eleis!

3. He whom the world could not inclose
Doth in Mary's lap repose;
He is become an infant small,
Who by His might upholdeth all.
    Kyrie Eleis!

4. Th'eternal Light, come down from heaven,
Hath to us new sunshine given;
It shineth in the midst of night,
And maketh us the sons of light.
    Kyrie Eleis!

5. The Father's Son, God ever blest,
In the world became a guest;,
He leads us from this vale of tears,
And makes us in His kingdom heirs,
    Kyrie Eleis!

6. He came to earth despised and poor,
Man to pity and restore,
And make us rich in heaven above,
Alike with angels through His love.
    Kyrie Eleis!

7. All this He did, that He might prove
To us sinners His great love;
For this let Christendom adore
And praise His name forevermore.
    Kyrie Eleis!

Sheet Music from O. Hardwig, ed., The Wartburg Hymnal (Chicago: Wartburg Publishing House, 1918), #130

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