for SATB Choir & Piano, optional String Quartet
Text by Martin Luther
Published with Beckenhorst Press
A tender telling of the Christmas story using ancient texts and a beautiful melody punctuated by worshipful Alleluias, suitable beyond the Christmas season at any time the perfect plan of salvation is being celebrated. Set for SATB choir and piano and optional string quartet. Elaine Hagenberg makes this truly accessible for a wide variety of choirs, both large and small.
All praise to Thee, eternal God,
Who clothed in garb of flesh and blood,
Dost take a manger for Thy throne,
While worlds on worlds are Thine alone.
Thou comest in the darksome night
To make us children of the light,
To make us in the realms divine,
Like Thine own angels, round Thee shine.
A little child, Thou art are our Guest
That weary ones in Thee may rest;
Forlorn and lowly is Thy birth
That we may rise, to heaven from earth