O Bride of Christ, Rejoice!   3 comments


Above:  The Right Reverend Robert C. Wright, Bishop of Atlanta, at All Angels’ Episcopal Church, Eatonton, Georgia, December 15, 2013

Image Source = Bill Monk, Episcopal Diocese of Atlanta


Hymn Source = The Hymnal and Order of Service (1925), The Evangelical Lutheran Augustana Synod

Original Words by Archbishop Johann Olaf Wallin (1779-1839)

English Translation (1899) by Victor Olof Petersen (1864-1929)


1. O Bride of Christ, rejoice!

Exultant raise thy voice

To hail the day of glory,

Foretold in ancient story.


Hosanna, praise and glory,

Our King, we bow before Thee.

2. Let shouts of gladness rise

Triumphant to the skies.

Here comes the King most glorious

To reign o’er all victorious.


3. He wears no kingly crown,

Yet as a king He’s known;

Though not arrayed in splendor,

He still makes death surrender.


4. Thy heart now open wide,

Bid Christ with thee abide;

He graciously will hear thee,

And be forever near thee.


5. E’en babes with one accord

With thee shall praise the Lord,

And every Gentile nation

Respond with exultation.


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