From a tiny baby in Mary’s womb
To a Savior risen from the tomb–
to save the lost.
In Gethsemane’s night He agonized much
His Father’s heart, He surely touched–
the ultimate cost.
From Nazareth town a carpenter’s son
To a wooden cross, His onus done–
our every sin.
From heaven down to earth below
He would be lifted up to show–
Come, Emmanuel, this holy day
Bless our Nativity Feast we pray–
us to love.
Little Child, Our King of Kings
Let Your true love help us sing–
in heaven above!
(O holy Child of Bethlehem, descend to us, we pray;
Cast out our sin and enter in, be born in us today.
We hear the Christmas angels the great glad tidings tell;
O come to us, abide with us, Our Lord Emmanuel.)
~Phillips Brooks, 1868