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All My Heart This Night Rejoices

Paul Gerhardt
tr. Catherine Winkworth

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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, everywhere,
   Now with joy is ringing.

2. 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.

3. Yea, so truly for us careth,
   That His Son, all we’ve done,
   As our offering beareth;
   As our Lamb who, dying for us,
   Bears our load, and to God,
   Doeth in peace restore us.

4. 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.

5. 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.

6. Ye who pine in weary sadness,
   Weep no more, for the door
   Now is found of gladness.
   Cling to Him, for He will guide you
   Where no cross, pain or loss
   Can again betide you.

7. Hither come, ye heavy hearted;
   Who for sin, deep within,
   Long and sore have smarted
   For the poisoned wounds you’re feeling
   Help is near, One is here,
   Mighty for their healing!

8. Hither come, ye poor and wretched:
   Know His will is to fill
   Every hand outstretchèd;
   Here are riches without measure,
   Here forget all regret,
   Fill your hearts with treasure.

9.Blessèd 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.

10. Heedfully my Lord 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.



STELLA (Parker)