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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 angelís warning.
This Child, now weak in infancy,
Our confidence and joy shall be,
The power of Satan breaking,
Our peace eternal making.


This night of wonder, night of joy,
was born the Christ, our brother.
He comes, not mighty to destroy,
to bid us love each other.
How could he quit his kingly state
for such a world of greed and hate?
What deep humiliation
secured the world's salvation!


Come, dearest child,
into our hearts,
and leave your crib behind you!
Let this be where the new life starts
for all who seek and find you.
To you be honor,
thanks, and praise,
for all your gifts this time of grace.
Come conquer and deliver
this world, and us, forever.


---Alternative verses---


He comes, a child,
from realms on high,
He comes the heavens adoring;
He comes to earth to live and die,
A broken race restoring.
Although the King of kings is He,
He comes in deep humility;
His people to deliver,
And reign in us forever.

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LYRICS
Meter: 8 7 8 7 8 8 7 7
Writer(s):
    Trans/Adapted:
      Dates: 1641,c.1885
      Bible Refs: Is 60:3;
      MUSIC
      Name: ERMUNTRE DICH
      Meter: 8 7 8 7 8 8 7 7
      Writer(s):
        Dates: 1641,1734
        LIST OF MUSIC SOURCES
        Hymn/Song Book Song # Key
        # 129Eb

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