Scripture Verse

The heavens declare His righteousness, and all the people see His glory. Psalm 97:6


Michael Praetorius (1571–1621)

Words: Is­aac Watts, The Psalms of Da­vid 1719. Christ’s in­car­na­tion.

Music: Pu­er No­bis Nas­ci­tur Tri­er, Ger­ma­ny, 15th Cen­tu­ry. Adapt­ed by Mi­chael Prae­to-ri­us, 1609. Har­mo­ny by George R. Wood­ward, 1910 (🔊 pdf nwc).

Isaac Watts (1674–1748)


The Lord is come; the heav’ns pro­claim
His birth; the na­tions learn His name;
An un­known star di­rects the road
Of east­ern sag­es to their God.

All ye bright ar­mies of the skies,
Go, wor­ship where the Sav­ior lies;
Angels and kings be­fore Him bow,
Those gods on high and gods below.

Let id­ols tot­ter to the ground,
And their own wor­ship­pers con­found;
But Ju­dah shout, but Zi­on sing,
And earth con­fess her so­ve­reign king.