Infant, Born The World To Free
On the Vigil of the Nativity: At The Compline.
God hath said, 1 will dwell in them, and walk in them; and I will be their God, and they shall be My people.—2 Cor. vi.
Source: Isaac Williams, Hymns Translated from the Parisian Breviary (London: J.G.F. & J. Rivington, 1839), pp. 50-51.
Infant, born the world to free,
Look on us,
That in child-like wisdom we
Put on Thy humility.
Thou that midst the beasts did sleep,
From dark foes that seek Thy sheep,
Sacred Shepherd, save and keep.
Thou who hast Thy Godhead laid
On the breast of mother maid,
To our weakness lend Thine aid.
Thou who op'st the heavenly door
Three in One whom we adore,
Praise to Thee for evermore.
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