Text:Let the Earth Now Praise the Lord
Author:Heinrich Held
Author (st. 7):Unknown
Translator (from German):Catherine Winkworth
Harmonizer:Johann S. Bach
Media:MIDI file

3650. Let the Earth Now Praise the Lord

1. Let the earth now praise the Lord.
Who hath truly kept His word
And the sinners’ Help and Friend
Now at last to us doth send.

2. What the fathers most desired,
What the prophet’s 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!
Hail! My Portion, Lord, art Thou.
Here, too, in my heart, I pray,
Oh, prepare Thyself a way!

5. King of Glory, enter in;
Cleanse it from the filth of sin,
As Thou hast so often done;
It belongs to Thee alone.

6. As Thy coming was in peace,
Quiet, full of gentleness,
Let the same mind dwell in me
That was ever found in Thee.

7. Comfort my desponding heart:
Thou my Strength and Refuge art.
I am weak, and cunningly
Satan lays his snares for me.

8. Bruise for me the Serpent’s head,
That, set free from doubt and dread,
I may cleave to Thee in faith,
Safely kept through life and death.

9. And when Thou dost come again
As a glorious King to reign,
I with joy may see Thy face,
Freely ransomed by Thy grace.

Text Information
First Line: Let the earth now praise the Lord
Title: Let the Earth Now Praise the Lord
German Title: Gott sei Dank durch alle Welt
Author: Heinrich Held (1659)
Translator (from German): Catherine Winkworth
Author (st. 7): Unknown
Meter: 77.77
Language: English
Source: Praxis Pietatis Melica, by Johann Crüger, 1659; Chorale Book for England (Lon­don: Long­man, Green, Long­man, Ro­berts and Green,) 1863, num­ber 24
Copyright: Public Domain
Notes: Alternate tune: GOTT SEI DANK, Neues geistreiches Gesangbuch, by Johann A. Freylinghausen (Halle, Germany: 1704)
Tune Information
Harmonizer: Johann S. Bach
Meter: 77.77
Incipit: 11732 12112 34345
Key: g minor
Source: Enchiridion Oder Handbüchlein, Johann Walther (Wittenberg, Germany: 1524)
Copyright: Public Domain

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