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NEW AND EXPANDED CONTENT!
We have re-organized and expanded our SOWeR hymns and music page, not only making it more searchable but also adding much more information for our subscribers. Each hymn on our site now has its own web page,with text-only lyrics for use in bulletins and overhead projection, downloadable image files with words and music, lead sheets with guitar chords, as well as pdf files of full hymn scores from the ReClaim Hymnal.

This is a work in progress; it will take some time to complete all of the hymns. Be sure to check back as our online repertoire of music keeps growing!

Check out the printed versions:
ReClaim Hymnal Hardcover Pew Edition
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Dear Christians. One and All, Rejoice

Source:
Public Domain

Lead Sheet (PDF)

melody and chords for guitar and voice (full page)

Key of F

Music Image (PNG)

melody and words as an image file to paste into bulletins (cropped)

Key of F
Text: Martin Luther
Music: Etlich christlich Lieder
Tune: Nun Freut Euch
LBW/WOV Hymn: #299
ReClaim/Sola Hymn: #171
Category: General;    Theme: Trust
Scripture: John 3:17

1 Dear Christians, one and all, rejoice, With exultation springing,
And, with united heart and voice And holy rapture singing
Proclaim the wonders God has done, How his right arm the vict'ry won,
What price our ransom cost him!

2 Fast bound in Satan's chains I lay, Death brooded darkly o'er me,
Sin was my torment night and day; In sin my mother bore me.
But daily deeper still I fell; My life became a living hell,
So firmly sin possessed me.

3 My own good works all came to naught, No grace or merit gaining;
Free will against God's judgment fought, Dead to all good remaining.
My fear increased till sheer despair Left only death to be my share;
The pangs of hell I suffered.

4 But God had seen my wretched state Before the world's foundation,
And, mindful of his mercies great, He planned for my salvation.
He turned to me a father's heart; He did not choose the easy part,
But gave his dearest treasure.

5 God said to his beloved Son: '"Tis time to have compassion.
Then go, bright jewel of my crown, And bring to all salvation;
From sin and sorrow set them free; Slay bitter death for them free 
May live with you forever."

6 The Son obeyed his Father's will, Was born of virgin mother;
And, God's good pleasure to fulfill, He came to be my brother.
His royal pow'r disguised he bore, A servant's form, like mine, he wore,
To lead the devil captive. 

7 To me he said: "Stay close to me, I am your rock and castle. 
Your ransom I myself will be; For you I strive and wrestle;
For I am yours, and you are mine, And where I am you may remain;
The foe shall not divide us.

8 "Though he will shed my precious blood, of life me thus bereaving,
All this I suffer for your good; Be steadfast and believing. 
Life will from death the vict'ry win; My innocence shall bear your sin;
And you are blest forever.

9 "Now to my Father I depart, From earth to heav'n ascending,
And heav'nly wisdom to impart, The Holy Spirit sending;
In trouble he will comfort you And teach you always to be true
And into truth shall guide you.

10 "What I on earth have done and taught Guide all your life and teaching;
So shall the kingdom's work be wrought And honored in your preaching.
But watch lest foes with base alloy The heavn'ly treasure should destroy;
This final word I leave you."