By James Montgomery

I
A child is born the birth proclaim,
A son is given, — declare his name;
Messiah, from the Fall foretold,
The Deity in human mould;
That mould from which, God’s image lost
In Eden at so dire a cost,
The new creation shall restore,
And guilt efface its lines no more.

II
Hail! to His rising from afar,
He is the bright and morning star;
His healing beams, ye nations, bless,
He is the Sun of Righteousness
To save His people from their sins,
Jesus His suffering life begins;
Ere long as Christ our sacrifice,
The Holy and the Just One dies.

III
Again His glorious name record,
As David’s Son and David’s Lord;
He mounts the mediatorial throne,
To claim earth’s kingdoms for his own:
Him every eye again shall see
Descend in power and majesty,
His ransom’d in the clouds to meet,
And put all foes beneath his feet.

 

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