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Author (v. 2-5): Martin Luther (1524)
1 All praise to Thee, Eternal Lord, Who wore the garb of flesh and blood; And chose a manger for Thy throne, While worlds on worlds were Thine alone.
2 Once did the skies before Thee bow; A virgin's arms contain Thee now; While angels who in Thee rejoice Now listen for Thine infant voice.
3 A little Child, Thou art our Guest, That weary ones in Thee may rest: Forlorn and lonely is Thy birth, That we may rise to heaven from earth.
4 Thou comest in the darksome night To make us children of the light, To make us, in the realms divine, Like Thine own angels, round Thee shine.
5 All this for us Thy love hath done; By this to Thee our love is won; For this our joyful songs we raise, For this we sing Thee ceaseless praise.