Christmas Hymn IV:
To the Infant
Jesus in the Crib
Oh, how I love Thee, Lord of Heaven above!
well hast Thou deserved to gain my
Jesus, I would die
for love of Thee,
Thou didst not disdain to
die for me.
leave Thee, faithless world,-----farewell!
lovely Babe has
loved and won my heart.
love Thee, loving God, Who from
come on earth, a Babe, to gain
tremblest, darling Child, and yet
heart is all on fire with love for
makes Thee thus a Child, my
only brought Thee down to suffer
conquered Thee, Great God, love
tied Thy hands,
captive here for me, in
love, strong love, awaits Thy
make Thee die for me a cruel death.
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