The Hymn of the Month
"From Heaven Above to Earth I Come" LSB, 358
And the angel said to them, "Fear not, for behold, I bring you good news of great joy that will be for all the people. For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Savior, who is Christ the Lord. And this will be a sign for you; you will find a baby wrapped in swaddling cloths and lyng in a manger." And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host praising God and saying,
"Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace among
those with whom He is pleased!"
When the anels went away from them into heaven, the shepherds said to one another, "Let us go over to Bethlehem and see this thing that has happened, which the Lord has made known to us." And they went with haste and found Mary and Joseph, and the bably lying in a manger. And when they saw it, they made known the saying that had been told them concerning this child. And all who heard it wondered at what the shepherds told them. But Mary treasured up all these things, pondering them in her heart. And the sehperds returned, glorifying and praising God for all they had heard and seen, as it had been told them.
"From heav'n above to earth I come
To bear good new to ev'ry home;
Glad tidings of great joy I bring,
Whereof I now will say and sing:
To you this night is born a child
Of Mary, chosen virgin mild;
This little child of lowly birth
Shall be the joy of all the earth."
Ah, dearest Jesus, holy Child,
Prepare a bed, soft undefiled,
A quiet chamber set apart
For You to dwell within my heart.
We have this hope as an anchor for the soul, firm and secure.