1 Let all together praise our God
Before his highest throne;
Today he opens heav'n again
And gives us his own Son,
And gives us his own Son.
2 He leaves his heav'nly Father's throne,
Is born an infant small,
And in a manger, poor and lone,
Lies in a humble stall,
Lies in a humble stall.
3 He veils in flesh his pow'r divine
A servant's form to take;
In want and lowliness must die
Who heav'n and earth did make,
Who heav'n and earth did make.
4 A wondrous change which he does make:
He takes our flesh and blood,
And he conceals for sinners' sake
His majesty as God,
His majesty as God.
5 He serves that I a lord may be --
A great exchange indeed!
Could Jesus' love do more for me
To help me in my need,
To help me in my need?
6 For us he opens wide the door
Of paradise today.
The angel guards the gate no more;
To God our thanks we pay,
To God our thanks we pay.
Source: Christian Worship: a Lutheran hymnal #41