Bethlehem has opened Eden: come and see.
We have found joy in secret: come and let us take possession
of the paradise that is within the cave.
There the unwatered Root has appeared from which forgiveness flowers forth;
There is found the undug well whence David longed to drink of old.
There the Virgin has borne a Babe and made the thirst of Adam and David to cease straightway.
Therefore let us hasten to this place where now is born a young Child, the eternal God.