He came down to earth from heaven,
Who is God and Lord of all
And His shelter was a stable
And his cradle was a stall.
With the poor, and mean and lowly,
Lived on earth our Saviour holy.
- Once in Royal David's City, C.F. Alexander
Praise be to the Lord, the God of Israel,
because he has come and has redeemed his people
to rescue us from the hand of his enemies,
and to enable us to serve him without fear
in holiness and righteousness
before him all our days.
- Zechariah's Song. Luke 1:68, 74-75