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Matthew 1:18-25

Son of Mary

One Lord Jesus Christ, the only-begotten Son of God,
begotten of the Father before all worlds;
God of God, Light of Light, very God of very God;
begotten, not made, being of one substance with the Father,
by whom all things were made.
Who, for us men and for our salvation, came down from heaven,
and was incarnate by the Holy Spirit of the virgin Mary,
and was made man.
The Nicene Creed (325)

“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.
“This is the Christ, our God and Lord,
who in all need shall aid afford;
he will himself your Savior be
from all your sins to set you free.
Martin Luther (1535)

God of God, Light of Light;
lo, he abhors not the Virgin’s womb;
very God, begotten, not created; [Refrain]
O come, let us adore him, O come, let us adore him,
O come, let us adore him, Christ the Lord.
John Francis Wade (1751)

Who is this so weak and helpless,
child of lowly Hebrew maid,
rudely in a stable sheltered,
coldly in a manger laid?
‘Tis the Lord of all creation,
who this wondrous path has trod;
he is God from everlasting,
and to everlasting God.
Willian Walsham How 1823-1897