We Christians May Rejoice Today
Caspar Füger, 1592, tr. by Catherine Winkworth, 1863; German text
|We Christians may Rejoice Today|
When Christ was born to comfort and to save us.
Who thus believes No longer grieves,
For none are lost who grasp the hope He gave us.
2. Oh, wondrous joy That God most high
|3. Sin bought us grief, But Christ relief,|
When down to earth He came for our salvation.
Since God with us Is dwelling thus,
Who dares to speak the Christian's codemnation?
4. The hither throng With happy song
|5. Yea, let us praise Our God and raise|
Loud hallelujahs to the skies above us.
The bliss bestowed Today by God
To ceaseless thankfulness and joy should move us.