Текст оригинала на английском языке
Praise for the Incarnation
Sweeter sounds than music knows Charm me in Immanuel's name; All her hopes my spirit owes To his birth, and cross, and shame. When he came, the angels sung, "Glory be to God on high;" Lord, unloose my stamm'ring tongue, Who should louder sing than I? Did the Lord a man become, That he might the law fulfil, Bleed and suffer in my room, And canst thou, my tongue, be still? No, I must my praises bring, Though they worthless are and weak; For should I refuse to sing, Sure the very stones would speak. O my Saviour, Shield, and Sun, Shepherd, Brother, Husband, Friend, Ev'ry precious name in one, I will love thee without end.
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