1 Behold, the great Creator makes
himself a house of clay;
a robe of human form he takes
for ever from this day.

2 Hear this! the wise eternal Word
as Mary's infant cries;
a servant is our mighty Lord,
and God in cradle lies.

3 Glad shepherds run to view this sight,
a choir of angels sings;
wise men from far with pure delight
adore the King of kings.

4 These wonders all the world amaze
and shake the starry frame;
the host of heaven stand to gaze,
and bless the Saviour's name.

5 Join then, all hearts that are not stone,
and all our voices prove
to celebrate the holy one,
the God of peace and love.

Jubilate Hymns version of Behold, the great Creator makes Thomas Pestel (c.1584 - c.1659)
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