The Hymns and Carols of Christmas

Rise, My Soul, Adore Thy Maker

For Christmas

Words: Fröhlich soll mein Herze springen, Paul Gerhardt, from Crüger's Praxis Pietatis Melica, #104, 1656 ; Translated by Rev. John Cennick (1718-1755)

Music: "Briesen" By Rev. Johann A. Freylinghausen (1630-1739)
Meter: 83 36 D

Source: Hymnal and Liturgies of the Moravian Church. Bethlehem, PA: Provincial Synod, 1923. #772.

See: The Christmas Poetry of Catherine Winkworth

1. Rise, my soul, adore thy Maker
    Angels praise;
    Join the lays,
With them be partaker:
Father, Lord of every spirit,
    In Thy might,
    Lead me right,
Through my Saviour's merit.

2. O my God, be ever near me,
    For thy rest,
    For Thy feast,
More and more prepare me.
Still assure me of my calling,
    Kept by Thee,
    Let me be
Saved from final falling.

3. Thou this night wast my Protector;
    With me stay,
    All the day,
Ever my Director.
Holy, holy, holy Giver
    Of all good,
    Life and food,
Reign adored for ever.

Sheet Music from "Briesen" By Rev. Johann A. Freylinghausen from Hymnal and Liturgies of the Moravian Church. Bethlehem, PA: Provincial Synod, 1923. #772.

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