Break forth, O beauteous heav'nly Light, And usher in the morning; Ye shepherds, shrink not with affright, But hear the angel's warning. This Child, now weak in infancy, Our confidence and joy shall be, The pow'r of Satan breaking, Our peace eternal making. --Stanza 7 of "Ermuntre dich, mein schwacher Geist." John Rist; used by J. S. Bach in his Christmas Oratorio, Part 2; translated by Dr. Chas. S. Terry This heav'nly Light is now a sign: A Child to you is given. You need no more in sorrow pine, He shares with you His heaven. He'll rise from death, and you shall see Your God through all eternity. To sing His praise forever Shall be your chief endeavor. --Words by G. W. Mueller, to be sung with the familiar stanza above.