Break Forth O Beauteous Heavenly Light lyrics:
Break forth, O beauteous heavenly light
And usher in the morning
O shepherds, shrink not with afright
But hear the angel's warning.
This Child, now weak in infancy
Our confidence and joy shall be
The power of Satan breaking
Our peace eternal making.
All blessing, thanks and praise to thee
Lord Jesus Christ, be given
Thou hast our Brother deigned to be
Our foes in sunder riven.
O grant us through our day of grace
With constant praise to seek Thy face
Grant us ere long in glory
With praises to adore thee.
About this song:
"Break Forth, O Beauteous Heavenly Light" is based on the traditional German carol, "Ermuntre dich, mein schwacher Geist" by Johann Rist. It was translated to English by John Troutbeck. The music for this Christmas carol was composed by Johann Bach.
Other German Christmas carols on this site are All My Heart This Night Rejoices, 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.