Father Our Hearts We Lift

Father, our hearts we lift
Up to thy gracious throne,
And thank thee for the precious gift
Of thine incarnate Son;
The gift unspeakable
We thankfully receive,
And to the world thy goodness tell,
And to thy glory live.

Jesus the holy child,
Doth by his birth declare,
That God and man are reconcil’d,
And one in him we are:
Salvation through his name
To all mankind is given,
And loud his infant cries proclaim
A peace ‘twixt earth and heaven.

A peace on earth he brings,
Which never more shall end:
The Lord of hosts, the King of kings
Declares himself our friend;
Assumes our flesh and blood,
That we his spirit may gain;
The everlasting Son of God,
The mortal Son of man.

His kingdom from above
He doth to us impart,
And pure benevolence and love,
O’erflow the faithful heart:
Chang’d in a moment we
The sweet attraction find,
With open arms of charity
Embracing all mankind.

O might they all receive
The new born Prince of Peace,
And meekly in his spirit live,
And in his love increase!
Till he convey us home,
Cry every soul aloud,
Come, thou desire of nations come,
And take us up to God.