|Text:||Let the Earth Now Praise the Lord|
|Translator:||Catherine Winkworth, 1829-1878|
|Arranger:||John B. Wilkes|
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 Welcome, O my Savior, now!
Joyful, Lord, to you I bow.
Come into my heart, I pray;
O, prepare in glory here.
4 As your coming was in peace,
quiet, full of gentleness,
let the same mind dwell in me
which is yours eternally.
5 Then when you will come again
as the glorious king to reign,
I with joy will 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|
|Author:||Heinrich Held (1659)|
|Translator:||Catherine Winkworth, 1829-1878 (alt.)|
|Topic:||Advent; Christian year--Advent; Christian year--Return of Christ|
|Composer:||John Antes (1796)|
|Arranger:||John B. Wilkes (1861)|