From Heaven There Came An Angel Throng
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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