As Israel’s givers would inspect
Herds for the best gift they could find
God chose distinctly from mankind
Thee to be named as His Elect.
As God saw history unfold
There was one Man He longed to see;
When Thou wast here found in Thee
His servant, whom He could uphold.
As God looked down on everyone
Who was alive in Israel,
He saw One who did all things well
And called Thee His beloved Son.