The Hymns and Carols of Christmas

In Heaven So Great Is The Joy

Words and Music: Traditional English

Words: Im Himmel, im Himmel ist Freude so viel, from Mainz Cantual, 1605
Translation by Rev. George R. Woodward

Source: George Radcliffe Woodward, ed, Songs of Syon (London: Schott & Co., Third Edition, 1908), # 431

1. In heaven, in heaven so great is the joy;
In singing the Angels their time do employ.

2. In singing, bell-ringing and worshipful mirth,
They bless the Creator of heaven and earth.

3. No city for grace may with Syon contend,
Nor measure her pleasure and peace without end.

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