Martin Luther, 1543; German text
To shepherds as they watched by night|
Appeared a host of angels bright;
Behold the tender Babe, they said,
In yonder lowly manger laid.
2. At Bethlehem, in David's town,
3. Oh, then rejoice that through His Son
4. What harm can sin and death then do?|
The true God now abides with you.
Let hell and Satan rage and chafe,
Christ is your Brother ye are safe.
5. Not one He will or can forsake
6. Ye shall and must at last prevail;
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