Composer: John Boda
Author: Cristina Georgina Rossetti
Publisher: Concordia Publishing House
Publish Date: 1961
Before the paling of the stars, Before the winter morn,
bore the earliest cock crow, Jesus Christ was born.
Jesus on His mother's breast, In the stable cold,
Spotless Lamb of God was e, Shepherd of the fold.
Let us kneel with Mary mind, with Josep, bent and hoary
With saint and angel, ox and ass, to hail the King of glory