The Hymns and Carols of Christmas

The Only Son From Heaven

For Advent or Christmas

Words: Gud Faders Son Enbaarne, Elisabethe von Meseritz Cruciger, in Eyn Enchiridion (Erfurt, Germany: 1524) (Herr Christ, der enig Gotts Sohn); translated from German to English by Arthur Tozer Russell in his Psalms and Hymns, 1851, alt.

Music: "The Only Son From Heaven" ("Gud Faders Son Enbaarne"),
Composer unknown (Erfurt, Germany: 1524)
MIDI / Noteworthy Composer / XML
Meter: 76 76 776

Source: Andreas Bersagel, et al, eds., The Condordia Hymnal
(Minneapolis: Augsburg Publishing House, 1932), #114, p. 101.

1. The only Son from heaven,
    Foretold by ancient seers,
By God, the Father, given,
    In human shape appears;
No sphere His light confining,
No star so brightly shining
    As He, our Morning Star.

2. O time of God appointed,
    O bright and holy morn!
He come the King anointed,
    The Christ, the virgin-born;
His home on earth He maketh,
And man of heavín partaketh,
    Of life again an heir.

3. O Lord, our hearts awaken,
    To know and love Thee more,
In faith to stand unshaken,
    In Spirit to adore,
That we still heavín-ward hasting,
Yet here Thy joy foretasting,
    May reap its fullness there.

Source: Andreas Bersagel, et al, eds., The Condordia Hymnal
(Minneapolis: Augsburg Publishing House, 1932), #114, p. 101.
 
 
Sheet Music from J. H. Hopkins, ed., Great Hymns of the Church Compiled by the Late Right Reverend John Freeman Young (New York: James Pott & Company, 1887), #62, p. 95.
 
 
Translation from "Hymnologia Christiana."
"Latin Melody, first published at Eingefuhrt, 1524.
Original to this Hymn. Harmony by Vopelius, 1681."

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