1. On this night, most holy, in circumstance lowly,
Unfolded the story which prophets foretold.
Though heav’ns could not hold Him, Mary’s arms enfold Him,
Holding to her bosom this Child who is God!
The virgin is nursing this wondrous infant King—
The Word that was made flesh to end our despair.
While angels adore Him, shepherds kneel before Him
And kings from the east follow after His star.
2. To Bethlehem hasten! See Jesus awaken!
The stable is glowing with this Light of lights!
Come hear the great story of God’s crowning glory:
The Savior Incarnate—God with us unites.
Now church bells are ringing and Christians are singing
While off’ring their gifts in devotion and love.
Your people are waiting and anticipating
The day You return from the heavens above.
Robert George Cullinan
Born: November 22, 1937, Dearborn, Michigan.
Cullinan prepared for the ministry of the Lutheran Church - Missouri Synod at Concordia Theological Seminary in Springfield, Illinois. He was ordained in 1964, and served parishes both in Oswego, Kansas, and Westland, Michigan.
After half a dozen years as a Lutheran pastor, he left the parish ministry to work on a master’s degree in Guidance and Counseling at Wayne State University in Detroit, Michigan. He continued with post-Master’s courses there, and served on the academic faculty.
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