The Hymns and Carols of Christmas

THE BLESSED SON OF GOD

Martin Luther, 1483–1546;
trans. Miles Coverdale, 1488–1568

1. 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.

Kyrie eleison.

2. 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.

Kyrie eleison.

3. All this did he for us freely,
For to declare his great mercy;
All Christendom be merry therefore,
And give him thanks for evermore.

Kyrie eleison.