'From heaven above I come to bring
the joyful news of Christ your king:
the holy infant born tonight
shall be your help and your delight.
'For faithful is the prophets' word -
God sends you to this mighty Lord
to free you from your sin and shame;
the savior, Jesus, is his name.
'The One by whom the world was made
is in a humble manger laid;
and he to whom the throne was given
now stoops to raise you up to heaven.'
So with the shepherds make your way,
and find in Bethlehem today
a child of peace, the ever-blessed
your master and your gracious guest:
The bear the news that angels tell
to all the weary world as well;
let human power and pomp and pride
be vanquished at this Christmastide.
Sing praises to the Father, Son
and Holy Spirit - Three in One;
let God made known in Christ our Lord
be worshipped, honored, and adored!