The Hymns and Carols of Christmas

Scriptural Basis for
Vom Himmel Kam Der Engel Schar

King James Version

Martin Luther's shorter hymn for the Nativity, Vom Himmel Kam Der Engel Schar, was said to be inspired by these three Biblical verses.

Matthew 2:6

And thou Bethlehem, in the land of Juda, art not the least among the princes of Juda: for out of thee shall come a Governor, that shall rule my people Israel.

Luke 2:10-11

And the angel said unto them, Fear not: for, behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy, which shall be to all people. For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Saviour, which is Christ the Lord.

Source: Project Gutenberg. Site last accessed on July 23, 2006.

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