The Hymns and Carols of Christmas

From Heaven There Came An Angel Throng

For Christmas

Words: Martin Luther, Vom Himmel Kam Der Engel Schar, 1543
See: Notes on Vom Himmel kam der Engel Schaar

Translator: John Hunt

Source: John Hunt, The Spiritual Songs of Martin Luther: From the German by John Hunt (London: Hamilton, Adams, and Co., 1853), pp. 33-34.

II. Another Song of Christ.

From heaven there came an angel throng,
And cheered the shepherds with this song:—
A Child is born, arise! arise!
In yonder manger low He lies.

In David's town, as was foretold
By Micah, in the days of old;
The promised Christ you there shall find—
The Saviour of all human kind.

With gladness let each bosom swell,
For God with mortals deigns to dwell;
Flesh of your flesh, bone of your bone,
Your Brother is the Eternal One.

Care not, though sin and death assail,
Against you nothing can prevail;
Let hell and Satan fiercely rage,
The Lord will all your storms assuage.

Put ye your trust in Him alway;
Make Him your confidence and stay;
Nor fear what trials may betide,
For God the Lord is on your side.

Ye shall at length the victory gain,
And shall His chosen ones remain;
Then let your thanks to Him ascend,
And patient wait unto the end.

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