1 All praise to thee, eternal Lord,
clothed in a garb of flesh and blood;
choosing a manger for thy throne,
while worlds on worlds are thine alone.
2 Once did the skies before thee bow;
a virgin's arms contain thee now:
angels who did in thee rejoice
now listen for thine infant voice.
3 A little child, thou art our guest,
that weary ones in thee may rest;
forlorn and lowly is thy birth,
that we may rise to heav'n from earth.
4 Thou comest in the darksome night
to make us children of the light,
to make us, in the realms divine,
like thine own angels round thee shine.
5 All this for us thy love hath done;
by this to thee our love is won:
for this we tune our cheerful lays,
and shout our thanks in ceaseless praise.
|First Line:||All praise to thee, eternal Lord|
|Title:||All Praise to Thee, Eternal Lord|
|Author:||Martin Luther (1524)|
|Scripture:||2 Corinthians 8:9|
|Topic:||Christ: Love and Grace of; Christ: Praise of|
|Source:||Tr in Sabbath Hymn Book, 1858|
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