The Nativity of Our Lord
- What shall we offer You, O Christ,
who for our sakes has appeared on earth
as a man?
Every creature made by You
offers You thanks,
the angels offer You a hymn;
the heavens a star; the magi gifts;
The shepherds, their wonder; the earth
the wilderness, the manger;
and we offer You a virgin mother.
O pre-eternal God, have mercy on us!
Nativity Vespers, Mother Melania, The Nativity of Our Lord