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All My Heart This Night Rejoices lyrics:

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, everywhere, now their joy is ringing.

Forth today the Conqueror goeth
Who the foe, sin and woe, death and hell, o'er throweth
God is man, man to deliver
His dear Son now is one with our blood forever.

Shall we still dread God's displeasure,
Who, to save, freely gave His most cherished Treasure?
To redeem us, He hath given
His own Son from the throne of His might in Heaven.

Should He who Himself imparted
Aught withhold from the fold, leave us broken hearted?
Should the Son of God not love us,
Who, to cheer sufferers here, left His throne above us?

If our blessed Lord and Maker
Hated men, would He then be of flesh partaker?
If He in our woe delighted,
Would He bear all the care of our race benighted?

He becomes the Lamb that taketh
Sin away and for aye full atonement maketh
For our life His own He tenders
And our race, by His grace, meet for glory renders.

For it dawns, the promised morrow
Of His birth, Who the earth rescues from her sorrow.
God to wear our form descendeth
Of His grace to our race here His Son He sendeth.

Hark! a voice from yonder manger
Soft and sweet, doth entreat, "Flee from woe and danger
Brethren, come, from all that grieves you
You are freed, all you need I will surely give you".

Come, then, let us hasten yonder
Here let all, great and small, kneel in awe and wonder,
Love Him who with love is yearning
Hail the star that from far bright with hope is burning.

Blessed Savior, let me find Thee!
Keep Thou me close to Thee, cast me not behind Thee!
Life of life, my heart Thou stillest,
Calm I rest on Thy breast, all this void Thou fillest.

Thee, dear Lord, with heed I'll cherish;
Live to Thee and with Thee, dying, shall not perish
But shall dwell with Thee for ever,
Far on high, in the joy that can alter never.

About this song:

"All my heart this night rejoices" is based on a traditional German Christmas carol, "Fröhlich soll mein Herze springen" composed by Johann Georg Ebeling in the 15th century. It was translated to English by Catherine Winkworth.

Other German Christmas carols on this site are Break Forth O Beauteous Heavenly Light, From Heaven Above to Earth I Come, Give Heed My Heart, Good Christian Men Rejoice, How Brightly Beams The Morning Star, In Dulci Jubilo, Jesu Joy Of Mans Desiring, Joseph Dearest Joseph Mine, Lo How A Rose Ever Blooming, O Christmas Tree, O Tannenbaum, Silent Night Holy Night, Wake Awake For Night Is Flying and While By My Sheep I Watched At Night.

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