1 Lord Jesus Christ, of Virgin born,
To redeem a world forlorn,
Good news to us the angels bring,
And we with them Thy praises sing.
2 Thou only Son of God open high,
Now dost in a manger lie;
Thou takest on our flesh and blood,
Lord, Jesus, Thou eternal Good.
3 Thou whom the world cannot enclose
Dost in Mary's arms repose;
Thou art become an infant small,
Who by Thy might upholdest all.
4 Thou, Light eternal, dost illume
All the world engulfed in gloom;
Thou shinest in the midst of night
And makest us the sons of light.
5 Thou Who as very God art blest,
In this world art now a guest;
Thou dwellest with us here below,
That we to heav'n above may go.
6 Thou while on earth wast poor indeed,
Humbly sharing all our need,
That like the angels we might be
And evermore Thy glory see.
7 All this, Thy wondrous love to seal,
Thou dost now to us reveal;
Then let all Christendom rejoice
And sing Thy praise with gladsome voice.
Source: American Lutheran Hymnal #344