Come Thou Redeemer Of The Earth And Man
thou Redeemer of the earth,
and manifest thy virgin-birth:
let every age adoring fall;
such birth befits the God of all.
Begotten of no human will,
but of the Spirit,
thou art still the Word of God,
in flesh arrayed,
now to us displayed.
From God the Father he proceeds,
to God the Father back he speeds,
runs out his course to death and hell,
returns on God’s high throne to dwell.
O equal to thy Father,
Gird on thy fleshly mantle now,
the weakness of our mortal state with deathless might invigorate.
Thy cradle here shall glitter bright,
and darkness glow with new-born light,
no more shall night extinguish day,
where love’s bright beams their power display.
eternal praise and glory be,
whom with the Father we adore and Holy Spirit,