Once in royal David's city,
when the king was in distress,
God redeemed his shepherd servant
through a covenant to bless:
""I have made this realm your home
your, and children yet to come.""
God of trials and perseverance,
David's strength, and Israel's stay,
grant the refuge then provided
to our troubled lives today.
Help us fashion through your grace
hearts to be your dwelling place.
Mighty Lord, by prophets promised,
come and reign in righteousness;
let your people shout salvation,
justice show, and love confess.
May our songs with joy proclaim
boundless blessings in your name.
Always loyal to your children,
in your word we rest secured;
gifts beyond our expectations,
mercy full, and love so pure;
bread for all whose plates are bare;
loaves to break, to feast, to share.
Faithful to your ancient promise,
Lord of present, future, past;
flesh and Spirit, dwell among us,
face to face with God at last!
Born to show each child the way
to your resurrection day.
Heir to David's royal lineage,
God of heaven, child of earth;
join us through your Holy Spirit,
brother, sisters in one birth.
Love and light to us come down,
by your gleaming star and crown.