All My Heart This Night Rejoices
Compare: All My Heart This Night Rejoices - Version 1
All My Heart With Joy Is Springing - Translation by Dr. B. H. Kennedy
Words: Fröhlich soll mein Herze springen, Paul Gerhardt, from Crüger's Praxis Pietatis Melica, #104, 1656; Translator unknown.
This is a traditional text, though not well known. Source lost.
Music: Fröhlich Soll Mein Herze Springen, Johann Crueger, 1653;
"Ebeling," Johann Georg Ebeling, 1666;
MIDI / Noteworthy Composer / XML
Nativity New; Stella (Parker)
1. All my heart this night rejoices
As I hear
Far and near
Sweetest angel voices.
"Christ is born," their choirs are singing
Till the air
Now with joy is ringing
2. Forth today the Conqueror goeth,
Who the foe,
Sin and woe,
Death and hell, o'erthroweth.
God is man, man to deliver;
His dear Son
Now is one
With our blood forever.
3. Shall we still dread God's displeasure,
Who, to save,
His most cherished Treasure?
To redeem us, He hath given
His own Son
From the throne
Of His might in heaven.
4. Should He who Himself imparted
From the fold,
Leave us broken hearted?
Should the Son of God not love us,
Who, to cheer
Left His throne above us?
5. If our blessèd Lord and Maker
Would He then
Be of flesh partaker?
If He in our woe delighted,
Would He bear
Aall the care
Of our race benighted?
6. He becomes the Lamb that taketh
And for aye
full atonement maketh.
For our life His own He tenders
And our race,
By His grace,
Meet for glory renders.
This additional verse is Jubilate Hymns; Recommended tune: All My Heart, by David Peacock, published in Carols for Today (Date and Publisher Unknown)
2. Listen! From a humble manger
Comes the call,
'One and all,
Run from sin and danger!
Christians come, let nothing grieve you:
You are freed!
All you need
I will surely give you.'