Christmas Trumpet Hymn: Praise God the Lord, Ye Sons of Men

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Praise God the Lord, Ye Sons of Men (Nativity)

Nikolaus Hermann, August Crull, Henry Lahee
Eddie Lewis Trumpet

This is the first of our Christmas hymns this year. I consider this hymn to be a beautiful find. It is not one of the standard Christmas carols, but it should be. It has a wonderful melody and basically tells the entire Christmas story in eight verses.

Here’s the full text of the hymn:

  1. Praise God the Lord, ye sons of men,
    Before His highest throne;
    Today He opens Heav’n again
    And gives us His own Son.
  2. He leaves His heav’nly Father’s throne,
    Is born an infant small,
    And in a manger, poor and lone,
    Lies in a humble stall.
  3. He veils in flesh His pow’r divine
    A servant’s form to take;
    In want and lowliness must pine
    Who heav’n and earth did make.
  4. He nestles at His mother’s breast,
    Receives her tender care,
    Whom angels hail with joy most blest,
    King David’s royal Heir.
  5. ’Tis He who in these latter days
    From Judah’s tribe should come,
    By whom the Father would upraise
    The Church, His Christendom.
  6. A wondrous change which He does make!
    He takes our flesh and blood,
    And He conceals for sinners’ sake
    His majesty of God.
  7. He serves that I a lord may be—
    A great exchange indeed!
    Could Jesus’ love do more for me
    To help me in my need?
  8. For us He opens wide the door
    Of paradise today;
    The angel guards the gate no more;
    To God our thanks we pay.

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