Laßt Uns Erfreuen Herzlich Sehr

This is a German Easter hymn whose tune is used with the well-known English hymns “All Creatures of Our God and King” and “Ye Watchers and Ye Holy Ones.” I am unsure if this is the original text of the hymn or an altered version. If anyone is able to provide me with the full, original text of this hymn, please let me know.

Laßt uns erfreuen herzlich sehr
Maria seufzt und weint nicht mehr
Alleluia! Alleluia!
Verschwunden alle Übel sein,
Jetzt glänzt der helle Sonnenschein,
Alleluia! Alleluia! Alleluia! Alleluia! Alleluia!

Sag an, o freudenreiches Herz,
Wo ist denn jetz, Ach, Weh und Schmerz?
Alleluia! Alleluia!
Glorreich vom Grab erstanden ist
Der Menschen Trost, Herr Jesu Christ.
Alleluia! Alleluia! Alleluia! Alleluia! Alleluia!

O freudenreiche Osterzeit,
Wo sich ein jeder Christ erfreut,
Alleluia! Alleluia!
Stimmt an den fröhlichen Jubelton,
Singt alle, wer nur singen kann:
Alleluia! Alleluia! Alleluia! Alleluia! Alleluia!

Words: From the Ausserlesene Catholische Geistliche Kirchengesäng, Cologne, Germany, 1623.
Tune:Laßt uns erfreuen” from the Ausserlesene Catholische Geistliche Kirchengesäng, Cologne, Germany, 1623.

John Mason Neale translated a hymn that appears to be related to this text, although he cites his source as a Latin hymn entitled “Jam (Iam) Pulsa Cedunt Nubila.” I have been unable to locate this text. If anyone is able to provide it, please let me know.

This hymn has been translated into English as the following:
The Cloud of Night Is Past Away
The Clouds of Night Are Passed Away

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