Merry Christmas from Internet Monk

Madonna Adoring the Infant, Francesco Botticini

Madonna Adoring the Infant, Francesco Botticini

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Jauchzet, frohlocket! auf, preiset die Tage,
Rühmet, was heute der Höchste getan!
Lasset das Zagen, verbannet die Klage,
Stimmet voll Jauchzen und Fröhlichkeit an!
Dienet dem Höchsten mit herrlichen Chören,
Laßt uns den Namen des Herrschers verehren!

Shout for joy, exult, rise up, glorify the day,
praise what today the highest has done!
Abandon hesitation, banish lamentation,
begin to sing with rejoicing and exaltation!
Serve the highest with glorious choirs,
let us honour the name of our ruler!

J.S. Bach: Cantata for Christmas Day
Text by Christian Friedrich Henrici (Picander) Paul Gerhardt, Martin Luther

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