L: In those days a decree went out that all should be registered.
P: Sing to God, all the earth.
L: Joseph went from the town of Nazareth in Galilee to the city of David called Bethlehem, and with him Mary, to whom he was engaged.
P: Declare God's glory, God's marvelous works in all the nations!
L: Mary was expecting a child.
P: O sing to God a new song!
L: While they were there, the time came for her to deliver her child.
P: God is great and greatly to be praised!
L: And she gave birth to her firstborn son.
P: Let the heavens be glad and let the earth rejoice!
All: Alleluia! Amen.