The Hymns and Carols of Christmas

Rejoice, Rejoice, This Happy Morn

Words: Os er idag en Frelser foedt, Birgitte Cathrine Boye (1742-1824), 1778
Translated by Carl Doving (1867-1937), 1911
Text: Luke 2: 11

Music: "Wie Schön Leuchtet" ("Morning Star"),  Philipp Nicolai, 1599
MIDI / Noteworthy Composer
Meter: 8 8 7 8 8 7 4 4 4 4 8

Rejoice, rejoice, this happy morn,
A Savior unto us is born,
The Christ, the Lord of Glory.
His lowly birth in Bethlehem
The angels from on high proclaim
And sing redemption's story.
My soul, extol God's great favor,
Bless Him ever For salvation,
Give Him praise and adoration. Amen.

 

Notes:

Hymn #79 from The Lutheran Hymnal (St. Louis: Concordia Publishing House, 1941). This text was converted to ASCII format for Project Wittenberg by Cindy A. Beesley and is in the public domain. For more information about Project Wittenberg, contact Rev. Robert E. Smith of the Walther Library at Concordia Theological Seminary, 6600 N. Clinton St., Ft. Wayne, IN 46825 USA.

 

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