Rejoice, Ye Sons of Men, Alway

Tune: Vom Himmel hoch

  1. Rejoice, ye sons of men, alway!
    God comes to you from heav’n today;
    The Lord is born a little child
    Of Mary, chosen virgin mild.

  2. He is the Branch of Jesse’s tree,
    The Lion out of Judah He,
    The Gentiles’ Light, the promised Seed
    Who was to bruise the Serpent’s head.

  3. He brings us peace and happiness
    And heals all sorrow and distress
    Which on account of Adam’s fall
    Forever weighed upon us all.

  4. Through His low birth and holy blood
    We all are saved by Christ, true God;
    The angels’ glory we shall share
    And in His kingdom live fore’er.

Freut euch, ihr Menschenkinder all
Cornelius Freund, d. 1591
Tr. August Crull, alt.
Source: Evangelical Lutheran Hymn-Book, 1927, No. 151

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