Words: , Himm­lische Lied­er (Leip­zig, Ger­ma­ny: 1641) (Er­mun­tre dich, mein schwach­er Geist); trans­lat­ed from Ger­man to Eng­lish by , cir­ca 1885.

Music: Er­mun­tre Dich, , 1641; har­mo­ny by , 1734.

Break forth, O beauteous heavenly light,
And usher in the morning;
O shepherds, shrink not with afright,
But hear the angel’s warning.
This Child, now weak in infancy,
Our confidence and joy shall be,
The power of Satan breaking,
Our peace eternal making.