Saints of Christmas: Stephen, Martyr

Life of St. Stephen

Good King (St.) Wenceslaus went out on the feast of St. Stephen, and the lyrics come from a third saint: St. Joseph the Hymnographer.

Christopher Smart

O Most Mighty!O Most Holy!

Far beyond the seraph’s thought,

Art Thou then so mean and lowly

As unheeded prophets taught?

O the magnitude of meekness!

Worth from worth immortal sprung;

O the strength of infant weakness,

if eternal is so young.

God all bounteous, all creative,

Whom no ills from good dissuade,

Is Incarnate and a native

Of the very world He made.