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Chords and Lyrics for All My Heart This Night Rejoices

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Music by Johann Georg Ebeling
English Lyrics by Catherine Winkworth, Original Lyrics by Paul Gerhardt


G   D  G     D    G       C  G 
All my heart this night rejoices,

   Em Am       D   G 
As I hear, Far and near,

         C G   D  G 
Sweetest angel voices; 

        Am G      D     G      D   A   D 
"Christ is born," their choirs are singing,

     Em  Am   C  D G 
Till the air, Everywhere,

    D    C   G  D   G 
Now with joy is ringing. 


G     D G     D    G      C  G 
Hark! a voice from yonder manger,

     Em  Am          D G 
Soft and sweet, Doth entreat, 

           C   G   D  G 
"Flee from woe and danger;

     Am   G     D    G   D    A       D 
Brethren, come; from all that grieves you,

    Em  Am     C   D   G 
You are freed, All you need,

  D    C   G  D    G 
I will surely give you." 


G    D     G   D  G      C  G 
Come then, let us hasten yonder,

     Em  Am         D   G 
Here let all, Great and small,

         C   G   D  G 
Kneel in awe and wonder.

     Am  G   D    G    D  A    D 
Love Him who with love is yearning,

     Em  Am    C    D    G 
Hail the star, That from far,

       D    C    G  D   G 
Bright with hope is burning. 


G  D   G    D  G     C  G 
Ye who pine in weary sadness,

     Em Am        D   G 
Weep no more, For the door,

       C     G  D   G 
Now is found of gladness,

      Am G    D   G  D    A     D 
Cling to Him, for He will guide you,

      Em Am     C    D  G 
Where no cross, Pain or loss,

    D C   G D    G 
Can again betide you.

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