Blessed are you, Father,
who, in your infinite love,
gave us your only-begotten Son.
By the power of the Holy Spirit,
he became incarnate
in the spotless womb of the Virgin Mary
and was born in Bethlehem two thousand years ago.
He became our companion on life's path
and gave new meaning to our history,
the journey we make together
in toil and suffering,
in faithfulness and love,
towards the new heaven and the new earth where you,
once death has been vanquished,
will be all in all.
Praise and glory to you,
Most Holy Trinity,
you alone are God most high!