Scripture Verse

That holy thing which shall be born of thee shall be called the Son of God. Luke 1:35

Introduction

Words: How­ard C. Rob­bins (1876–1952).

Music: Was frag’ ich nach der Welt? Me­lo­dy from Him­mels-Lust by Aha­sue­rus Fritsch, 1679. Har­mo­ny by Jo­hann S. Bach, cir­ca 1740 (🔊 pdf nwc).

If you know where to get a good pho­to of Rob­bins (head & shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els),

portrait
Johann S. Bach
1685–1750

Lyrics

Now yield we thanks and praise to Christ enthroned in glo­ry,
And on this day of days tell out redemption’s story,
Who truly have believed that on this blessèd morn,
In holiness conceived, the Son of God was born.

What tribute shall we pay to Him who came in weakness,
And in a manger lay to teach His people meekness?
Let every house be bright; let praises ne­ver cease;
With mercies infinite our Christ hath brought us peace.