Saturday, December 17, 2011

Break forth, O Beauteous Heavenly Light,

Break forth, O beauteous heavenly light,
And usher in the morning;
O shepherds, shrink not with afright,
But hear the angel’s warning.
This Child, now weak in infancy,
Our confidence and joy shall be,
The power of Satan breaking,
Our peace eternal making.
- Jo­hann Rist, 1641

1 comment:

  1. Some of the old Christmas hymns have the best poetry!!


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