I. Now the Savior comes indeed,
Of the Virgin-Mother's Seed,
To the Wonder of Mankind,
By the Lord himself design'd.
II. Not begot like Men unclean,
But without the Stain of Sin;
In our Nature God was born,
Us to save, who were forlorn.
III. Though the Virgin was with Child,
Chastity prov'd undefil'd;
All the Female Virtues were
Thron'd in her, for God was there.
IV. From his Chambers forth he went;
Left the Glorious Element;
And, at once both God and Man,
He his blessed Course bagan.
V. From his Father's Breast he came;
And return'd to him again.
Having first, our foes to quell,
Triumph'd over Death and Hell.
VI. O Thou God-like every Way,
Carry thy victorious Sway
In the Flesh to such a Length,
That we gain thy Godly Strength.
VII. Lord, thy Crib shines bright and clear,
Chacing Darkness ev'ry where.
Let no Sin o'ercloud this Light,
That our Faith be always bright.
VIII. Glory to the God of Love!
Glory to his Son above!
Glory to the Spirit be!
Glory to the Blessed Three.
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.) #1