Words: , 1531 (Von Him­mel hoch da komm ich her); trans­lat­ed from Ger­man to Eng­lish by , Lyra Ger­man­i­ca, 1855. Though sung as a sep­a­rate hymn, these lyr­ics are on­ly part of Wink­worth’s trans­la­tion. From Heav­en Above to Earth I Come is an­o­ther part.

Music: Je­su Re­demp­tor Om­ni­um, Ka­tol­isch­en Kirsch­en Ge­sang­buch, 1625.

Give heed, my heart, lift up thine eyes!
What is it in that manger lies?
Who is the Child so young and fair?
The blessèd Christ Child lieth there.

My heart for very joy doth leap,
My lips no more can silence keep;
I, too, must sing, with joyful tongue,
That sweetest, dearest cradle song.

Glory to God in highest Heav’n,
Who unto man His Son has giv’n,
While angels sing, our hearts to cheer,
To all the earth a glad new year!