1. Let us all with gladsome voice
Praise the God of heaven,
Who, to bid our hearts rejoice,
His own Son hath given.
2. To this vale of tears He comes,
Here to serve in sadness,
That with Him in heaven's fair homes
We may reign in gladness.
3. We are rich, for He was poor;
Is not this a wonder?
Therefore praise God evermore
Here on earth and yonder.
4. O Lord Christ, our Savior dear,
Be Thou ever near us.
Grant us now a glad new year.
Amen, Jesus, hear us!
Hymn #97 from _The Handbook to the Lutheran Hymnal_
Text: 2 Cor. 8:9
Author: unknown, 1632
Translated by: Catherine Winkworth, 1863, alt.
Titled: "Lasst uns alle froehlich sein"
Tune: "Lasst uns alle"
1st Published in: _Gesangbuch, Ander Teil_
Town: Dresden, 1632