She wrapped Him in cloths and placed Him in a manger.@Luke 2:7
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Catherine Winkworth (1827–1878)

Mar­tin Lu­ther, 1535. Trans­lat­ed from Ger­man to Eng­lish by Cath­er­ine Wink­worth, 1855. These lyr­ics are from the long­er hymn, From Hea­ven Above to Earth I Come.

Von Him­mel Hoch Geist­liche Lied­er, by Val­en­tin Schu­mann (Leip­zig, Ger­ma­ny: 1539); har­mo­ny by Jo­hann S. Bach (🔊 pdf nwc).

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Martin Luther (1483–1546)
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Adoration of the Magi
Peter Paul Rubens (1577–1640)

Ah, dearest Jesus, holy Child,
Make Thee a bed, soft, undefiled
Within my heart, that it may be
A quiet chamber kept for Thee.

My heart for very joy doth leap,
My lips no more can silence keep;
I, too, must sing with joyful tongue
That sweetest ancient cradle song.

Glory to God in highest Heaven,
Who unto man His Son hath given;
While angels sing with tender mirth,
A glad new year to all the earth.