— Charles Wesley English Methodist and hymn writer 1707 - 1788
"Hymn for Christmas-Day"
Hymns and Sacred Poems (1739)
Kontext: Hail the heavenly Prince of Peace!
Hail the Sun of Righteousness!
Light and life to all he brings,
Risen with healing in his wings.
Mild he lays his glory by,
Born that man no more may die,
Born to raise the sons of earth,
Born to give them second birth.