Fear not: for, behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy, which shall be to all people. For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Savior, who is Christ the Lord.@Luke 2:8–11
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With no pomp of earthly splendor
Comes the Savior, promised long,
Heralded by angel voices,
Blending in triumphant song;
On the shepherds’ lonely vigil
Falls the radiance from afar;
Seek they now the newborn Monarch,
Guided by the eastern star.
Bow before Him, and adore Him;
At His feet your offering fling;
Child in form, yet Lord of glory,
Christ of Heav’n and earth the King.
Humbly cradled in a manger
Helpless lies the slumbering Child,
Guarded by the virgin mother,
Meek and lowly, undefiled.
God with us, oh, blesséd promise!
Name all other names above;
Human for our sins to suffer,
But divine in matchless love.