Martin Luther; German text
Why, Herod, unrelenting foe,|
Doth the Lord's coming move thee so?
He doth no earthly kingdom seek
Who brings his kingdom to the meek.
2. Led by the star, the wise men find
3. In Jordan's sacred waters stood|
The meek and heavenly Lamb of God,
And he who did no sin, thereby
Cleansed us from all iniquity!
4. And now a miracle was done:
5. All honor unto Christ be paid,|
Pure offspring of the holy maid,
With Father and with Holy Ghost,
Till time in endless time be lost.
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