1 Why, Herod, unrelenting foe!
Doth Christ the Lord’s birth move thee so?
He doth no earthly kingdom crave;
Who unto us heav'n's kingdom gave.
2 The star before the wise men goes,
This light to them the true Light shows;
They, by the three gifts which they bring,
Declare this Child: God, Man, and King.
3 He was baptized in Jordan's flood,
The holy, heavenly Lamb of God,
And He, who did no sin, thereby
Cleansed us from all iniquity!
4 And now a miracle is done:
Six water pots are there of stone,
Christ speaks the word with power divine--
The water changes into wine.
5 All honor, praise to Thee be paid,
O Christ, born of the virgin maid,
With Father and with Holy Ghost,
Till time in endless time be lost.
Source: Evangelical Lutheran hymnal: with music #53
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|The Cyber Hymnal #7456||Why, Herod, Unrelenting Foe||Why, Herod, unrelenting foe||ALLMÄCHTIGER GOTT||Martin Luther; Richard Massie; Caelius Sedulius||LM||German: Was fürchtst du Feind Herodes sehr; Translation from German to English in <cite>Martin Luther’s Spiritual Songs</cite>, 1854|