Ye nations all, on you I call,
Come, hear this declaration,
And don’t refuse this glorious news
Of Jesus and salvation.
To royal Jews came first the news
Of Christ the great Messiah,
As was foretold by prophets old,
Isaiah, Jeremiah.

His parents poor in earthly store,
To entertain the stranger,
They found no bed to lay his head,
But in the ox’s manger:
No royal things, as used by kings,
Were seen by those that found him,
But in the hay the stranger lay,
With swaddling bands around him.

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