by Marion Olmon Lien and Robert Wetzler
Majestic gift now giv’n in infant form
to hold the long awaited hope of man by prophet’s writ foretold;
for us the Son is born!
The Christ, the living Word, Redeemer, Healer, Prince of Peace,
blest Master, Savior, Lord.
Majestic gift! The whole of God’s redemptive plan before all worlds
and through all time to be now comes to man.
Leap up, my waiting soul, on soaring wings take flight.
To men who long in darkness walked is come eternal light.
Majestic gift! What love from God the Father’s throne can give His Son
that truly I might claim Him as my own?
A pathway clearly laid; from earth to heav’n its span;
the glory of almighty God made visible to man.
Angelic voices shout ecstatic, wild acclaim
until all heav’n resounds with joy. All glory to His Name!
In antiphon now sing the hearts of men on earth.
The King! The King is come embodied in this holy birth!