352. Let the Earth Now Praise the Lord

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 As Your coming was in peace,
Quiet, full of gentleness,
Let the same mind dwell in me
Which is Yours eternally.

5 Bruise 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 Then when You will come again
As the glorious king to reign,
I with joy will see Your face,
Freely ransomed by Your grace.

Text Information
First Line: Let the earth now praise the Lord,
Title: Let the Earth Now Praise the Lord
Original Language: German
Author: Heinrich Held, 1620-59
Translator: Catherine Winkworth, 1827-78 (alt.)
Meter: 77 77
Language: English
Publication Date: 2006
Scripture: ; ;
Tune Information
Name: NUN KOMM, DER HEIDEN HEILAND
Arranger: Seth Calvisius, 1556-1615
Meter: 77 77
Key: g minor
Source: Geystliche gesagk Buchleyn, Wittenberg, 1524, ed. Johann Walter



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