Language: English after the German (Deutsch)
The blessed son of God only
In a crib full poor did lie;
With our poor flesh and our poor blood
Was clothed that everlasting good.
The Lord Christ Jesu, God's son dear,
Was a guest and a stranger here;
Us for to bring from misery,
That we might live eternally.
All this did he for us freely,
For to declare his great mercy;
All Christendom be merry therefore,
And give him thanks for evermore.
Submitted by Ahmed E. Ismail
- a text in German (Deutsch) by Martin Luther (1483 - 1546) [text unavailable]
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Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:02:19
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