The book—let all bow down and read—
The book of God to sinners given,
The birth of Abraham’s blessed Seed,
Of David’s Son, sent down from Heaven!
Stupendous mystery divine,
Gospel to ages past unknown!
Heathens and Jews through Jesus join,
And God and man in Christ are one.
Father of Jesus Christ, our Lord,
Our Father through His birth Thou art;
Thy Spirit testifies the Word
Made flesh, to every faithful heart;
In us Thy new-born Son reveal,
Thy Son from all eternity,
And give Him still on earth to dwell,
By faith conceived and formed in me.