- Album: From Advent to Epiphany Volume 1
- Tune: Kilmarnock
- Meter: CM
- Style: Classical Style: Carol
- Composer: Neil Dougall (1776 – 1862)
- Lyricist: Thomas Pestel (1585 – 1659)
- Church Year: Christmas
- Music and Lyrics Copyright Public Domain
- Performance Copyright ℗ 2016 Richard M S Irwin. Certain rights reserved.
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Carol – Behold, the great Creator – Lyrics
Behold the great Creator makes
Himself a house of clay,
A robe of virgin flesh He takes
Which He will wear for ay.
Hark, hark, the wise eternal Word,
Like a weak infant cries!
In form of servant is the Lord,
And God in cradles lies.
This wonder struck the world amazed,
It shook the starry frame;
Squadrons of spirits stood and gazed,
Then down in troops they came.
Glad shepherds ran to view this sight;
A choir of angels sings,
And eastern sages with delight
Adore this King of kings.
Join then, all hearts that are not stone,
And all our voices prove,
To celebrate this holy One
The God of peace and love.