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Hymn score of: Up! up! my heart with gladness (Paul Gerhardt/John Kelly/Johannes Thomas Rüegg)

Christ My Song - 1825

Up! up! my heart with gladness
(Paul Gerhardt/John Kelly/Johannes Thomas Rüegg)

Up! up! my heart with gladness.

1. Up! up! my heart with gladness,
  see what today is done!
How after gloom and sadness
  comes forth the glorious Sun!
My Saviour there was laid
where our bed must be made,
  when to the realms of light
  our spirit wings its flight. PDF - Midi

2. They in the grave did sink him,
  the foe held jubilee;
before he can bethink him,
  lo! Christ again is free.
And victory he cries,
and waving tow'rds the skies
  his banner, while the field
  is by the Hero held!

3. A sight it is to gladden
  and fill the heart with glee,
no more affright or sadden
  shall aught, or take from me
my trust or fortitude,
or any precious good
  the Saviour bought for me
  in sov'reign love and free.

4. Hell and its bands can never
  hurt e'en a single hair,
sin can I mock at ever,
  safe am I everywhere.
The mighty power of death
is my regard beneath;
  it is a powerless form,
  howe'er it rage and storm.

5. The world my laughter ever
  moves, though it rage amain,
it rages, hut can never
  do ill, its work is vain.
No trouble troubles me,
my heart from care is free,
  misfortune is my prize,
  the night my fair sunrise.

6. I cleave, and cleave shall ever,
  to Christ, a member true,
shall part from my Head never,
  whate'er he passes through;
he treads the world beneath
his feet, and conquers death
  and hell, and breaks sin's thrall;
  I'm with him through it all.

7. To halls of heavenly splendour
  with him I penetrate;
and trouble ne'er may hinder
  nor make me hesitate.
What will, may angry be,
my Head accepteth me,
  my Saviour is my Shield,
  by him all rage is stilled.

8. He to the gates me leadeth
  of yon fair realms of light,
whereon the pilgrim readeth,
  in golden letters bright:
"Who's there despised with me,
here with me crowned shall be;
  who there with me shall die,
  here's raised with me on high!"

John Kelly, Paul Gerhardt's Spiritual Songs, 1867, 71-74.
(Original stanza 3 left out, as in the German version.)
Translation of Paul Gerhardt's German hymn Auf, auf, mein Herz, mit Freuden.

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