The Hymns and Carols of Christmas

Come! Tune Your Heart

Words: “Auf, schicke dich”

Author: Christian Fürchtegott Gellert (1715-1769)

Translation by Frances Elizabeth Cox
Cox's original translation: Come, Tune Your Heart

Music: Rev. Sir F. A. G. Ouseley

Source: Henry Ramsden Bramley and John Stainer, Christmas Carols New and Old, First Series (London: Novello, Ewer & Co., ca 1871), Carol #5

1. Come! Tune your heart,
To bear its part,
And celebrate Messiah’s feast with praises, with praises;
Let love inspire
The joyful choir,
While to the God of Love, glad Hymns it raises, it raises.

2. Exalt His Name;
With joy proclaim,
God loved the world, and through His Son forgave us;
Oh! What are we,
That, Lord, we see
Thy wondrous love, in Christ who died to save us!

3. Your refuge place
In His free grace,
Trust in His Name, and day by day repent you;
Ye mock God’s word,
Who call Him Lord,
And follow not the pattern He hath lent you.

4. O Christ, to prove
For Thee, my love,
In brethren Thee my hands shall clothe and cherish;
To each sad heart
Sweet Hope impart,
When worn with care, with sorrow nigh to perish.

5. Come! praise the Lord;
In Heaven are stored
Rich gifts for those who here His Name esteemed;
Rejoice in Christ, and praise Him ye redeemed.

Sheet Music from Bramley & Stainer

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