All heaven rings with joyful songs
as angels tell the story
of one who comes to right our wrongs
and take us up to glory.
The silent earth is filled with awe
and mortal men stand trembling;
for God is found among the poor,
our very selves resembling.
The Lord is born this holy day
of Mary, virgin mother;
God's child of grace, love's perfect way,
our savior and our brother.
Come, Christians, greet the living Word,
ascribing truth and merit;
let heaven and earth with one accord
praise Father, Son and Spirit!