Scripture Verse

O Jerusalem…lift up thy voice…say unto the cities of Judah, Behold your God! Isaiah 40:9

Introduction

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Johan O. Wallin
(1779–1839)

Words: Jo­han O. Wall­in, 1814. Trans­lat­ed from Swe­dish to Eng­lish by Ernst W. Ol­sen (1870–1958).

Music: Vom Him­mel Hoch, from Geist­liche Lied­er, by Val­en­tin Schu­mann (Leip­zig, Ger­ma­ny: 1539). Har­mo­ny by Jo­hann S. Bach (🔊 pdf nwc).

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Johann S. Bach
(1685–1750)

Lyrics

Jerusalem, lift up thy voice!
Daughter of Zion, now rejoice!
Thy King is come, whose mighty hand
Henceforth shall reign o’er every land.

He comes to every tribe and race,
A Messenger of truth and grace:
With peace He comes from Heaven above
On earth to found His realm of love.

In God’s eternal covenant,
He comes for our salvation sent.
The star of hope moves on before,
And hosts assemble to adore.

Let all the world with one accord
Now hail the coming of the Lord:
Praise to the Prince of heavenly birth
Who bringeth peace to all the earth.