I. Due Praises to th' incarnate Love,
Manifested from above!
All Men and Angels now adore
What we, nor they have seen before.
II. The blessed Father's only Son
Chose a Manger for his Throne:
In the mean Vest of Flesh and Bloo,
Was cloathed God, th' eternal Good.
III. Who had the World at his Command,
Wants his Mothers swadling Band.
Th' Almighty Word was pleas'd to come
A helpless Infant from the Womb.
IV. Th' eternal Splendor is in Sight;
Gives the World its saving Light;
And drives the Clouds of Sin away,
To make us Children of the Day.
V. God's only Son, and equal God,
Took amongst us his Abode;
And open'd, through this World of Strive,
A Way to everlasting Life.
VI. In Poverty he came on Earth,
To enrich us by his Birth,
And make us Heirs of endless Bliss,
With all the darling Saints of his.
VII. This all he did that he might prove
Unknown Wonders of his Love;
Then let us All unite to sing
Praise to our New-born God and King.
Source: Psalmodia Germanica: or, The German Psalmody: translated from the high Dutch together with their proper tunes and thorough bass (2nd ed., corr. and enl.) #6