December 9, 2018

Second Sunday of Advent

Today we light the candle of peace, so I'll post this song looking forward to the reign of the Prince of Peace. Americans associate this tune with the Easter hymn, Thine is the Glory, Risen, Conquering Son, but in Germany it's an Advent tune. Here are the words being sung:

Daughter Zion, be glad! Rejoice loudly, Jerusalem! Behold, your King comes to you! Yes, he comes, the Prince of Peace.

Hosanna, Son of David, may you be blessed by your people! Now establish your eternal realm, Hosanna in the highest!

Hosanna, Prince of Peace; greetings, gentle King! Your throne of peace is eternally established, O eternal Child of the Father.

Daughter Zion, be glad! Rejoice loudly, Jerusalem!
Here's the text in the original German:

Tochter Zion, freue dich!
Jauchze laut, Jerusalem!
Sieh, dein König kommt zu dir,
Ja, er kommt, der Friedefürst.

Hosianna, Davids Sohn,
Sei gesegnet deinem Volk!
Gründe nun dein ew'ges Reich,
Hosianna in der Höh!

Hosianna, Friedefürst,
Sei gegrüßet, König mild!
Ewig steht dein Friedensthron,
Du des ew'gen Vaters Kind.

Tochter Zion, freue dich!
Jauchze laut, Jerusalem!

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An ordained minister in the United Church of Christ, I've served congregations in the Colombia, Puerto Rico, Europe & the US. I received a B.A. in German from the University of Louisville and learned Spanish in Bogotá. My Master of Divinity degree is from Drew University in New Jersey. I will begin my tenure as settled pastor of Pilgrim Christian Church—with dual affiliation in the UCC and Christian Church (Disciples of Christ)—in late March 2019. This is my personal blog, and the opinions found herein are my own and may not reflect the views of the church I am serving.

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