Benedict Pictet, 1705, tr. by Henry L. Jenner, 1886' French text
Christians, sing out with exultation|
And praise your Benefactor's name!
Today the Author of salvation,
The Father's Well-beloved, came.
Of undefiled virgin mother
An Infant, all divine, was born,
And God Himself became your Brother
Upon this happy Christmas morn.
2. In Him eternal might and power
3. A stable serves Him for a dwelling|
And for a bed a manger mean;
Yet o'er His head, His advent telling,
A new and wondrous star is seen.
Angels rehearse to men the story,
The joyful story, of His birth;
To Him they raise the anthem - "Glory
To God on high and peace on earth!"
4. For through this holy incarnation
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