The Hymns and Carols of Christmas

Today We Celebrate The Birth

For Christmas Eve

Words: Vom Himmel hoch da komm ich her, by Martin Luther
From Joseph Klug's Gesangsbuch, 1535
Notes and Translations: Notes for Vom Himmel Hoch Da Komm Ich Her

Text based on Luke 2: 1-18

Translation: Moravian, 1754.

Music: "Vom Himmel Hoch"
MIDI / Noteworthy Composer / XML
Meter: 8 8 8 8 (LM)

Source: Hymnal and Liturgies of the Moravian Church. Bethlehem, PA: Provincial Synod, 1923. #167.

1. Today we celebrate the birth
Of Jesus Christ, Who came to earth
To make Himself as Saviour known,
And claim us sinners as His own.

2. Awake, my heart, my soul, arise;
Look Who in yonder manger lies;
Who is that Child, so poor and mean?
'Tis He Who all things doth sustain.

3. Welcome, O welcome, noble Guest,
Who sinners not despised hast,
But cam'st into out misery.
How shall we pay due thanks to Thee?

4. Immanuel, Incarnate God,
Prepare my heart for Thy abode;
O may I, through Thy aiding grace,
In all I do show forth Thy praise. Amen.

Sheet Music from Hymnal and Liturgies of the Moravian Church. Bethlehem, PA: Provincial Synod, 1923. #167.

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