All praise to You, Jesus Christ (Gelobet seyst du, Jesu Christ)

All praise to You, Jesus Christ (Gelobet seyst du, Jesu Christ)

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Item No: frk00278
Title: All praise to You, Jesus Christ (Gelobet seyst du, Jesu Christ)
Scripts/Text: Fraktur
Language: German
Weiser Number: 235
Physical Description: Leaf
Material: Wove paper; watercolor; ink

1. Gelobet seyst du, Jesu Christ, \ Daß du mensch geboren bist, \ Von einer jungfrau, das ist wahr, \ Des freuet sich der engel schaar, \ Halleluja.
2. Des ew’gen Vaters einig kind \ Jetzt man in der krippe findt, \ In unser armes fleisch und blut \ Verkleidet sich das ew’ge gut. \ Halleluja.
3. Den aller welt=kreis nie beschloß, \ Der liegt in Marien schooß, \ Er ist ein kindlein worden klein, \ Der alle ding erhält allein, \ Halleluja.
4. Das ew’ge licht geht da herein, \ Gibt der welt ein’n neuen schein, \ Es leucht wohl mitten in der nacht, \ Und uns des lichtes kinder macht. \ Halleluja.
5. Er ist auf erden kommen arm, \ Daß er unser sich erbarm, \ Und in dem himmel mache reich, \ Und seinen lieben engeln gleich, \ Halleluja.
6. Das hat er alles uns gethan, \ Sein grosse lieb zu zeigen an: \ Des freut sich alle Christenheit, \ Und dankt ihm des in ewigkeit, \ Halleluja.


1. Praised be you, Jesus Christ that you have been born as a man
from a virgin, this is true, at which the host of angels rejoices.

2. The only child of the eternal father is now found in the manger, in our poor flesh and blood eternal goodness has clothed itself.

3. He whom the whole globe of the earth could not enclose now lies in Mary's lap, he has become a little baby who alone maintains everything. Hallelujah.

4. The eternal light enters here, it gives the world a new splendor;
it shines in the midst of the night and makes us children of the light.

5. He has come on the earth in poverty to have compassion on us,
and in heaven he makes us rich and like his dear angels. Hallelujah.

6. He has done all this for us to show his great love, at this all Christendom rejoices and thanks him for this in eternity. Hallelujah.

Category: Religious Text
Media Type: Manuscripts
Source: Rare Book Department

Hand-drawn; hand-colored; hand-lettered. The text in Fraktur is in two columns in the lower portion of the document. Above it is the Virgin Mary holding the baby Jesus. They are flanked by two inward looking angels or putti and several stars. The entire document is enclosed by a decorative border. The hymn is by Martin Luther, with subsequent revisions of unknown origin.

Creation Place State/Province: Creation Place Note:Based on design characteristics

Creation Year (Single Year or Range Begin): ca. 1840
Image Dimensions Width: 23 cm
ShelfMark: FLP 278
Creator Name: Anonymous - Decorator
Anonymous - Scrivener

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