Break forth, O beauteous heavenly light
Johann Rist, 1641

Break forth, O beauteous heavenly light,
And usher in the morning:
Ye shepherds shrink not with affright
But hear the angels warning;
The child now born in infancy,
Our confidence and joy shall be,
The power of Satan breaking,
Our peace eternal making.

All blessing thanks and praise to Thee,
Lord Jesus Christ, be given;
Thou hast our brother deigned to be,
Our foes in sunder riven,
O grant us through our day of grace,
With constant praise to seek Thy face,
Grant us ere long in glory,
With praise to adore Thee

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