How Bright Appears the Morning Star

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How bright appears the Morning Star,
with mercy beaming from afar;
the host of heaven rejoices.
O Righteous Branch, O Jesse’s Rod,
the Son of Man and Son of God!
We too will lift our voices:
Jesus, Jesus, holy, holy, yet most lowly,
come, draw near us; great Emmanuel, come and hear us.
Though circled by the hosts on high,
he deigned to cast a pitying eye
upon his helpless creature.
The whole creation’s head and Lord,
by highest seraphim adored,
assumed our very nature;
Jesus, grant us, through your merit, to inherit
your salvation. Hear, O hear our supplication.
Rejoice, O heavens, and earth, reply;
with praise, O sinners, fill the sky
for this, his incarnation.
Incarnate God, put forth your power;
ride on, ride on, great Conqueror,
till all know your salvation.
Amen, amen! Alleluia, alleluia!
Praise be given evermore by earth and heaven.

Text Information View on Hymnary

First Line:
How bright appears the Morning-Star, With mercy beaming from afar
Title:
How Bright Appears the Morning Star
German Title:
Wie schön leuchtet der Morgenstern
Author:
Philipp Nicolai
Translator and Adapter:
William Mercer (alt.)
Language:
English
Publication Date:
1964
Copyright:
Public Domain

Tune Information View on Hymnary

Title:
WIE SCHÖN LEUCHTET
Composer:
Philipp Nicolai (1599)
Meter:
8.8.7.8.8.7.4.8.4.8
Copyright:
Public Domain