LSB 371 Cas Radosti
Let Our Gladness Banish Sadness
Let Our Gladness Banish Sadness sets all of the marvelous paradoxes of Christmas in front of our eyes. The lyrics give many facets of the Incarnation their due. The Creator of the entire universe lying humbly in an animal feed box. The Champion of the human race, requires His diapers changed. The angel chorus calls, God's people respond. The one who has all authority, power and dominion comes to serve and save.
Luke 2: 10-16
And the angel said to them, “Fear not, for behold, I bring you good news of a great joy that will be for all the people. For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Savior, who is Christ the Lord. And this will be a sign for you: you will find a baby wrapped in swaddling cloths and lying in a manger.” And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host praising God and saying,
“Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace among those with whom he is pleased!”
When the angels went away from them into heaven, the shepherds said to one another, “Let us go over to Bethlehem and see this thing that has happened, which the Lord has made known to us.” And they went with haste and found Mary and Joseph, and the baby lying in a manger.
But when the fullness of time had come,
God sent forth his Son,
born of woman, born under the law,
to redeem those under the law
that we might receive adoption as sons
John 1:1-4, 14
The Word Became Flesh
In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. 2He was in the beginning with God. 3All things were made through him, and without him was not any thing made that was made. 4In him was life, and the life was the light of men.
And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us, and we have seen his glory, glory as of the only Son from the Father, full of grace and truth.