1 O Jesus Christ, all praise to Thee,
Thou who art pleased a Man to be;
To dwell with men Thou dost not scorn,
And angels shout to see Thee born,
2 Th'eternal Father's only Son
Now takes a manger for His throne:
The everlasting fount of good,
Assumes our mortal flesh and blood.
3 He whom the world cannot enclose
In Mary's bosom doth repose;
To be a little Child He deigns
Who all things by Himself sustains.
4 Th'eternal Light to us descends,
Its brightness to the earth it lends,
And purely shines upon our night,
To make us children of the light.
5 The only Son, true God confessed,
To His own world now comes a Guest;
And through this vale of tears our Guide,
Doth in His heav'n our home provide.
6 In poorest guise to us He came,
Himself He bears our sin and shame,
That, as His heirs in heav'n above,
We may with angels share His love.
7 His love to show, surpassing thought!
God's Son this wondrous work hath wrought;
Then let us all unite to raise
Our song of glad, unceasing praise.
Source: Evangelical Lutheran Hymnary #136
|Instances (1 - 2 of 2)||Title||First Line||Tune||Tune Key||Author||Meter||Scripture||Date||Subject||Source|
|The Cyber Hymnal #5008||O Jesu Christ, All Praise to Thee||O Jesu Christ, all praise to Thee||GELOBET SEIST||Martin Luther; Arthur T. Russell||87.88||<cite>Psalms and Hymns</cite>, 1851|
|Evangelical Lutheran Hymnary #136||O Jesus Christ, All Praise to Thee||O Jesus Christ, all praise to Thee||GELOBET SEIST DU, JESU CHRIST||M. Luther, 1483-1546; A. T. Russell, 1806-74||L M with Alleluias||1996||Nativity of our Lord |||German 1370, st. 1; Latin , 11th cent.|