308. Behold, the great creator makes

1 Behold, the great Creator makes
himself a house of clay,
in human flesh, our form he takes
which he will bear alway.

2 Hark, how the wise eternal Word
as a weak infant cries!
In form of servant is the Lord,
and God in cradle lies.

3 This wonder all the world amazed,
it shook the starry frame;
the hosts of heaven stood to gaze,
and bless the Saviour's name.

4 Glad shepherds ran to view this sight;
a choir of angels sings,
and eastern sages with delight
adore this King of kings.

5 Join then, all hearts that are not stone,
to sing with choirs above
and celebrate this Holy One,
the God of peace and love.

Text Information
First Line: Behold, the great creator makes
Author: Thomas Pestel (1585-1659)
Publication Date: 2005
Meter: CM
Scripture: John 1:14; Luke 1:34-45; Luke 2:8-16; Matthew 2:11
Topic: Life in Christ: Christ Incarnate - Christmas and Epiphany; Christian Year: Season of Epiphany
Tune Information
Name: DUNLAP'S CREEK
Composer: Samuel McFarland
Harmonizer: Richard Proulx (b. 1937)
Meter: CM
Key: D Major
Copyright: © GIA Publications, Inc.



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