|Text:||Let the Earth Now Praise the Lord|
|Tune:||NUN KOMM, DER HEIDEN HEILAND|
1 Let the earth now praise the Lord,
Who has truly kept his word
And at last to us did send
Christ, the sinner's help and friend.
2 What the fathers most desired,
What the prophets' heart inspired,
What they longed for many a year
Stands fulfilled in glory here.
3 Abram's promised great reward,
Zion's helper, Jacob's Lord --
Him of twofold race behold --
Truly came, as long foretold.
4 Welcome, O my Savior, now!
Joyful, Lord, to you I bow.
Come into my heart, I pray;
Oh, prepare yourself a way.
5 Crush for me the serpent's head
That, set free from doubt and dread,
I may cling to you in faith,
Safely kept through life and death,
6 And, when you shall come again
As a glorious king to reign,
I with joy may see your face,
Freely ransomed by your grace.
|First Line:||Let the earth now praise the Lord|
|Title:||Let the Earth Now Praise the Lord|
|Name:||NUN KOMM, DER HEIDEN HEILAND|
|Source:||Geystliche gesagk Buchleyn, Wittenberg, 1524|