Today We Celebrate The Birth
For Christmas Eve
Text based on Luke 2: 1-18
Translation: Moravian, 1754.
Source: Hymnal and Liturgies of the Moravian Church. Bethlehem, PA: Provincial Synod, 1923. #167.
1. Today we celebrate the birth
Of Jesus Christ, Who came to earth
To make Himself as Saviour known,
And claim us sinners as His own.
2. Awake, my heart, my soul, arise;
Look Who in yonder manger lies;
Who is that Child, so poor and mean?
'Tis He Who all things doth sustain.
3. Welcome, O welcome, noble Guest,
Who sinners not despised hast,
But cam'st into out misery.
How shall we pay due thanks to Thee?
4. Immanuel, Incarnate God,
Prepare my heart for Thy abode;
O may I, through Thy aiding grace,
In all I do show forth Thy praise. Amen.
Sheet Music from Hymnal and Liturgies of the Moravian Church. Bethlehem, PA: Provincial Synod, 1923. #167.