The Hymns and Carols of Christmas

Christ The Lord Most Glorious

Words and Music: John Antes (1740-1811)
Moravian Community, 18th century

Christ the Lord, the Lord most glorious now is born,
O shout aloud:
Man by Him is made victorious.
Praise your Savior, hail your God.
Praise the Lord, for on us shineth,
Christ the Sun of righteousness;
He to us in love inclineth,
Cheers our souls with joy and grace.
Praise the Lord, whose saving splendor
Shines into the darkest night;
O what praises shall we render
For this never-ceasing light!