What shall we offer unto Thee, O Christ,
Who, for our sakes, hast appeared on earth as a man?
Every creature made by Thee offereth Thee thanks:
The angels offer Thee a hymn;
The heavens, a star; the Magi, gifts,
The shepherds, their wonder; the earth, its cave;
The wilderness, a manger;
And we offer Thee a Virgin Mother.
O Pre-eternal God, have mercy on us!