The song we’ve been learning over the Christmas season by singing it every service is “All My Heart Again Rejoices,” another stunning hymn by the great Paul Gerhardt (1607-1676). We blogged about his advent hymn for Christmas (see “Love Caused Your Incarnation”). So now let’s contemplate his Christmas hymn for Epiphany.
Here are the lines of the second stanza that jumped out at me:
Hear! The Conqueror has spoken:
“Now the foe,
Sin and woe,
Death and hell are broken!”