Number: 54
Title: From Heaven Above
Composer: Trans. Inter-Lutheran Commission on Worship for Lutheran Book of Worship, 1978; alt.Schumann's Geistliche Lieder, 1539 Harm. Hans Leo Hassler (1564-1612)
Author: Martin Luther, 1535
Scripture: Luke 2:14
Theme: Christmas

1.  From heaven above to earth I come
    To bring good news to everyone!
    Glad tidings of great joy I bring
    To all the world, and gladly sing:

2.  To you this night is born a child
    Of Mary, chosen virgin mild;
    This newborn child of lowly birth
    Shall be the joy of all the earth.

3.  This is the Christ, God's Son most high,
    Who hears your sad and bitter cry;
    He will Himself your Savior be
    And from all sin will set you free.

4.  "Glory to God in highest heaven,
    Who unto us the Christ has given."
    With angels sing the Savior's birth,
    A glad new year to all the earth.