Psalm 30. Micah 5:2-5a; Luke 1:46-55, 2:13-20, 25-35;
Matthew 2:1-2, 9-11
A humble girl in Nazareth
Is favored above all,
And she sings unto the highest heaven:
Merciful and holy,
The Mighty One who raised his servant lowly!”
See how the shepherds leave the hills
To go before the babe who will
Be Shepherd over chosen Israel.
Above the town of Bethlehem,
A host of angels call,
And their voices fill the highest heaven:
Goodwill to the earth!
The mother of Messiah’s given birth!”
See how the kings come from afar
To worship, ‘neath the shining star,
The Savior King of chosen Israel.
At Temple in Jerusalem,
An aged man in awe
Lifts his song unto the highest heaven:
Light and peace and joy
Will fill the hearts of many, through this boy!”
See how the light has yet to dim
For all who still remember him,
And hail the coming of Immanuel.