She brought forth her firstborn son, and wrapped Him in swaddling clothes, and laid Him in a manger; because there was no room for them in the inn. Luke 2:7
Words: Georg Weissel, 1639 (Im finstern stall, o Wunder groß). Translated from German to English by Benjamin H. Kennedy, Hymnologia Christiana (London: Longman, Green, Longman, Roberts & Green, 1863), number 104, alt.
Music: Miracle from Heaven Scott Werdebaugh, 2017 (🔊 pdf nwc).
MIRACLE FROM HEAVEN
© 2017 Scott Werdebaugh
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O miracle of love and might!
The Lord of all, the heavenly Light,
Low in a stable lieth;
For us He bears
The toils and tears
Of earth: for us He dieth.
O Christ, Thy glorious poverty
Makes all Thy people rich in Thee:
To wealth untold it leads them.
With heavenly wine
And bread divine
Thy thirst and hunger feeds them.
Ye saints on earth, no more be sad:
This holy Babe will make you glad
With joy that knows no measure:
His life above
Is peace and love,
And pure unfading pleasure.
Then let your hearts be bold and strong
To echo forth the angel song—
To God be glory given;
On earth be peace,
Nor ever cease
Goodwill to men from Heaven.