Come and be surprised, all nations,
here behold the love divine;
love to still all aspirations:
God concerned with humankind.
Come and see this speechless speaking,
see the Word in human form;
love through every barrier breaking,
love as basis, end and norm.
Come and see how Jesus entered
earthly life, as did we all;
see how kings and workers centered
round this baby in a stall.
See him, who in splendor great is,
for a time in homely care;
see how Christ in humble status
came with us our life to share.
To your holy invitation
we respond, and come, and see.
Kindle our imagination,
that our joy may lasting be.
Jesus, by your coming save us,
by your passion heal our pain;
let no fear nor death enslave us:
by your Easter may we reign!