From heaven high I come to you;
I bring you tiding glad and new,
such joyous tiding do I bring,
whereof I will both say and sing.
To you this day is born a child:
born of a maiden mother mild,
a child so gentle and so rare,
who brings you joy without compare.
Now Christ, the Lord, our God, is born!
As solace to a world forlorn,
he comes as Savior, peace to win,
and he will cleanse you from all sin.
All praise to God in heaven above,
who gives his Son to us in love:
let us with angel choirs rejoice
and greet his birth with happy voice.