Words: , 1657; trans­lat­or un­known.

Music: Ma­ria Jung und Zart, Geist­liche Kirch­en­ge­säng (Köln, Ger­ma­ny: 1623), adapt­ed.

The soul wherein God dwells—
What church could holier be?—
Becomes a walking tent
Of heavenly majesty.

Though Christ a thousand times
In Bethlehem be born,
If He’s not born in thee,
Thy soul is still forlorn.

O would thy heart but be
A manger for His birth,
God would once more become
A Child upon this earth.