清し この夜 星は光り

Representative Text

1 天(あめ)には栄え 御神(みかみ)にあれや
地(つち)には安き 人にあれやと
御使(みつか)い達の たたうる歌を
聞きて諸人(もろびと) 共に喜び
今ぞ生まれし 君をたたえよ

2 定め給いし 救いの時に
神のみくらを 離れて降(くだ)り
御霊によりて(または『いやしき賎の』) 処女(おとめ)に宿り
世人(よびと)の中に 住むべきために
今ぞ生まれし 君をたたえよ

3 朝日のごとく 輝き昇り
御光(みひかり)をもて 暗きを照らし
土より出(い)でし 人を生かしめ
尽きぬ命を 与うるために
今ぞ生まれし 君をたたえよ

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #14203

Author: Charles Wesley

Charles Wesley, M.A. was the great hymn-writer of the Wesley family, perhaps, taking quantity and quality into consideration, the great hymn-writer of all ages. Charles Wesley was the youngest son and 18th child of Samuel and Susanna Wesley, and was born at Epworth Rectory, Dec. 18, 1707. In 1716 he went to Westminster School, being provided with a home and board by his elder brother Samuel, then usher at the school, until 1721, when he was elected King's Scholar, and as such received his board and education free. In 1726 Charles Wesley was elected to a Westminster studentship at Christ Church, Oxford, where he took his degree in 1729, and became a college tutor. In the early part of the same year his religious impressions were much deepene… Go to person page >

Translator: Anonymous

In some hymnals, the editors noted that a hymn's author is unknown to them, and so this artificial "person" entry is used to reflect that fact. Obviously, the hymns attributed to "Author Unknown" "Unknown" or "Anonymous" could have been written by many people over a span of many centuries. Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: 天(あめ)には栄え 御神(みかみ)にあれや (Ten (ame) ni wa hae goshin (Mika mi) ni areya)
Title: 清し この夜 星は光り
Original Language: English
Author: Charles Wesley
Translator: Anonymous
Language: Japanese
Copyright: Public Domain

Tune

MENDELSSOHN (51171)

The tune is from the second chorus of Felix Mendelssohn's (PHH 279) Festgesang (Op. 68) for male voices and brass; it was first performed in 1840 at the Gutenberg Festival in Leipzig, a festival celebrating the anniversary of Gutenberg's invention of the printing press. Mendelssohn's tune is similar…

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