1 O Babe divine, to you we sing
a Christmas song of love longing;
now make our hearts a fervent spring
to love you more than everything.

2 O holy Child, O sight supreme,
our present song, our future theme;
as you were born in Bethlehem,
be born in us and be our dream.

3 O Prince of peace, our dark world's light,
the dawn of day, the end of night:
now give us strength to win the fight
to conquer sin and live aright.

4 O kingly Christ, our Lord confessed,
prepare your church to love you best;
to live and serve at your behest
in north and south and east and west.

5 O Saviour Jesus, grant us too
the proof of grace, the heavenly view;
come, fill our hearts with love anew
that we may rise to live with you.

Anonymous Old English, adapted by Michael Perry (Word and Music)(1942 - 1996)
© Word and Music/Jubilate Hymns
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