Saturday, October 8, 2022
372. Hymn for the Feast of Christmas
Erupt with song, You Christian throng!
Declare the praises of the Son of Mary!
For on this day, In bold display,
God came to men, our heavy load to carry.
Behold, inside A virgin bride
God's love for all mankind is manifested!
This little one Is God's own Son,
In all our weakness mightily invested.
As Israel slept, Some shepherds kept
Their watch, and were the first to hear the story.
What fearful joy, When to this Boy
The angels sang, and men beheld His glory!
Now is God's love Come from above,
A righteousness apart from our behavior:
He sends to earth Our own Rebirth,
Abundantly poured out in Christ our Savior.
O wondrous Word, One with the Lord,
You put on flesh; how can we comprehend it?
O Gift of grace, Joined to our race:
How can it but prevail if You befriend it?
Now speed the morn When You, once born
Yet still our Brother, draw us past all danger;
No more corrupt, We shall erupt
With new songs that become Your cross and manger.