vanquished is the lonely night

love divine, all loves
on earth exceeding
very God of very God
emmanuel, here

lying fast asleep
on the bed of hay
vulnerable, frail, human
even as we are

limited in limbs
only he could craft
veins filled with life he came to
empty out for us

look, light has broken
on the darkened world
vanquished is the lonely night —
eternity dawns