Scripture Verse

That holy thing which shall be born of thee shall be called the Son of God. Luke 1:35


Words: How­ard C. Rob­bins (1876–1952).

Music: Was frag’ ich nach der Welt? Me­lo­dy from Him­mels-Lust by Aha­sue­rus Fritsch, 1679. Har­mo­ny by Jo­hann S. Bach, cir­ca 1740 (🔊 pdf nwc).

If you know where to get a good pho­to of Rob­bins (head & shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els),

Johann S. Bach (1685–1750)


Now yield we thanks and praise
To Christ en­throned in glo­ry,
And on this day of days
Tell out re­demp­tion’s sto­ry,
Who tru­ly have believed
That on this bless­èd morn,
In ho­li­ness con­ceived,
The Son of God was born.

What tri­bute shall we pay
To Him who came in weak­ness,
And in a man­ger lay
To teach His peo­ple meek­ness?
Let ev­ery house be bright;
Let prais­es ne­ver cease;
With mer­cies in­fi­nite
Our Christ hath brought us peace.