German Advent Calendar Day 11

Tochter Zion, freue dich

‘Tochter Zion’ (composer Georg Friedrich Händel 1685 – 1759) is my all-time favourite hymn and I feel really lucky because I can sing the German text, which is a Christmas Carol and also the English version, which is an Easter hymn (Thyne be the Glory).
The German text is based on Zechariah 9, verse 9 “Rejoice, rejoice, people of Zion! Shout for joy, you people of Jerusalem! Look, your king is coming to you! He comes triumphant and victorious, but humble and riding on a donkey.” (Good News Bible)

Tochter Zion, freue dich, jauchze laut, Jerusalem!
Sieh, dein König kommt zu dir, ja, er kommt, der Friedefürst
Tochter Zion, freue dich, jauchze laut, Jerusalem!

Hosianna, Davids Sohn, sei gesegnet deinem Volk!
Geünde nun dein ew’ges Reich, Hosianna in der Höh!
Hosianna, Davids Sohn, sei gesegnet deinem Volk!

Hosianna, Davids Sohn, sei gegrüßet, König mild!
Ewig steht dein Friedensthron, du des ewgen Vaters Kind.
Hosianna, Davids Sohn, sei gegrüßet, König mild!

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