1 All praise to you, eternal Lord,
clothed in our human flesh and blood,
a manger choosing for your throne,
while worlds on worlds are yours alone.
2 The skies did once before you bow;
a virgin's arms contain you now:
the angels who in you rejoiced
now listen for your infant voice.
3 A little child, you are our guest,
that weary ones in you may rest;
forlorn and lowly is your birth,
that we may rise to heav'n from earth.
4 You came to us in darkest night
to make us children of the light,
to make us, in the realms divine,
as your own angels round you shine.
5 All this for us your love has done;
by this to you our love is won:
for this we tune our cheerful lays,
and shout our thanks in ceaseless praise.
Source: Trinity Psalter Hymnal #303
|First Line:||All praise to thee, eternal Lord|
|Title:||All Praise to Thee, Eternal Lord|
|Author (v. 2-5):||Martin Luther (1524)|
|Source:||Ancient Requiem (1st verse); Latin sequence, 11th century (based on); German, st. 1, 1370|