Words: , in Mar­tin Ham­mer’s Laud­es Im­man­u­el­is (Leip­zig, Ger­ma­ny: 1620) (Lasst uns al­le fröh­lich sein); trans­lat­ed from Ger­man to Eng­lish by , Chor­ale Book for Eng­land (Lon­don: Long­man, Green, Long­man, Ro­berts and Green, 1863), num­ber 29.

Music: Lasst Uns Alle, Ge­sang­buch, An­der Teil (Dres­den, Ger­ma­ny: 1632). Alternate tune:

  • Herre Utran­sa­ka Mig, (1817-1901)

Let us all with with gladsome voice
Praise the God of Heaven,
Who, to bid our hearts rejoice,
His own Son hath given.

To this vale of tears He comes,
Here to serve in sadness,
That with Him in Heav’ns fair home
We may reign in gladness.

We are rich, for He was poor;
Is not this a wonder?
Therefore praise God evermore
Here on earth and yonder.

O Lord Christ, our Savior dear,
Be Thou ever near us.
Grant us now a glad new year.
Amen, Jesus, hear us!