Rejoice Rejoice Ye Sons Freund
REJOICE, ye sons of men alway!
God comes to you from heaven today;
The Lord is born a little child
Of Mary, virgin undefiled.
He is the Branch of Jesse’s tree,
The Lion out of Judah, He
The Gentiles’ Light, the promised Seed
Who was to bruise the Serpent’s head.
He brings us peace and happiness,
And heals all sorrow and distress
Which on account of Adam’s fall
Forever weighed upon us all.
Through His low birth and holy blood
We all are saved by Christ, true God;
The angel’s glory we shall share,
And in His kingdom live fore’er.