Who will the love then rightly praise
Which this our Savior for us keeps?
That he us his mercy show
Yea, is there one who understandeth
How he by mankind's woe is moved?
And in heaven make us rich
The Most High's Son comes in the world
Whose health to him so dear is held,
And to his own dear angels like.
So will he as a man himself be born now.
Liebster Heiland, o wie wenig
Achtest du der Erden Pracht!
Ihre Pracht und Zier erschaffen,
Muss in harten Krippen schlafen.
Dearest Savior, O how little
Heedest thou all earthly pomp!
All its pomp and grace hath fashioned,
Must within the hard crib slumber.
Mach dir ein rein sanft Bettelein,
Zu ruhn in meines Herzens Schrein,
Dass ich nimmer vergesse dein!
Make here thy bed, clean, soft and mild
For rest within my heart's own shrine,
That I no more fail to be thine!
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