1 A priceless Gift to men was giv’n,
That happy Christmas night,
When Christ, the Prince of Peace, was born,
To be a dark world’s light.
The door of heaven opened wide,
That angels fair might sing,
To shepherds watching o’er their flocks,
Of earth’s anointed King.
O priceless Gift, O Gift of love divine,
Come to our hearts, come to our hearts this day!
Lead us o’er paths, o’er paths Thy feet have trod,
Lead us, lead us along the heav’nward way.
2 That priceless Gift from God above,
So sweetly sleeping lay,
Pressed close unto a mother’s breast,
Around them fragrant hay,
That shepherds come to seek their King,
Knelt down in wond’ring awe,
Before the vision of repose,
Which they that moment saw. [Refrain]
3 That priceless Gift of love divine,
Is born anew today,
In every land where Christ, our King,
Holds forth His blessed sway;
Is born in every heart that seeks
That peace which comes to all
Who follow where His footsteps lead,
In answer to His call. [Refrain]