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.
|First Line:||Behold, the great creator makes|
|Author:||Thomas Pestel (1585-1659)|
|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|
|Harmonizer:||Richard Proulx (b. 1937)|
|Copyright:||© GIA Publications, Inc.|