1 Today we celebrate the birth
Of Jesus Christ, Who came on earth
To make Himself as Savior known,
And claim us sinners as His own.
2 Awake, my heart, my soul, arise;
Look Who in yonder manger lies;
Who is that Child, so poor and mean?
‘Tis He who all things doth sustain.
3 Welcome, O welcome, noble Guest,
Who sinners not despised hast,
But cam’st into our misery.
How shall we pay due thanks to Thee?
4 Immanuel, Incarnate God,
Prepare my heart for Thy abode;
O may I, through Thy aiding grace,
In all I do show forth Thy praise.
Source: Hymnal and Liturgies of the Moravian Church #75