14211. He That Lay In Lowly Manger

1 He that lay in lowly manger,
Now is known as Heaven’s king;
What but angels sang, aforetime,
Now have men been taught to sing:

2 God have glory, in the highest:
Peace on earth, good will towards men:
Over all the tide of ages,
Ever now as it was then.

3 Lo, He came, the Lord of glory!
Born and cradled in a stall:
Sure He had but scanty welcome,
Seeing He was Lord of all.

4 Yet, in sooth, He sought no other,
Nor to earth for homage came;
Here He took the form of servant,
Here He bared the cheek to shame.

5 Not of this world was His kingdom,
He lived not at monarch’s cost;
He sought not the known and honored,
But He came to seek the lost.

6 Glory, worship, love and service,
To the blessèd One in Three;
As it was in the beginning,
Is, and evermore shall be.

Text Information
First Line: He that lay in lowly manger
Title: He That Lay In Lowly Manger
Author: Robert T. S. Lowell
Meter: 87.87
Language: English
Source: The Mission Band Hymnal by Emilie S. Coles (Newark, NJ: L. J. Harham, 1869)
Copyright: Public Domain
Notes: Alternate tunes: AZABU by Henry W. Hawkes, BROCKLESBY by Charlotte A. Barnad, LYDIA by George C. Stebbins
Tune Information
Composer: George Coles Stebbins
Meter: 87.87
Key: B♭ Major
Copyright: Public Domain

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