807. Child Jesus Comes from Heav'nly Height

1. Child Jesus comes from heav’nly height
To save us from sin’s keeping;
On manger straw, in darksome night,
The Blessèd One lies sleeping.
The star smiles down, the angels greet,
The oxen kiss the baby’s feet;
Alleluia, alleluia,
Child Jesus, Christ the Lord.

2. Take courage, soul in grief cast down,
Forget the bitter dealing;
A child is born in David’s town
To touch all souls with healing.
Then let us go and seek the child,
Children like Him, meek, undefiled.
Alleluia, alleluia,
Child Jesus, Christ the Lord.

Text Information
First Line: Child Jesus comes from heav'nly height
Title: Child Jesus Comes from Heav'nly Height
Original Language: Danish
Author: Hans Christian Andersen, 1805-1875
Translator: Anonymous
Language: English
Source: Church Hymns and Tunes (New York: A. S. Barnes & Company, 1909), number 143
Copyright: Public Domain
Tune Information
Name: [Child Jesus comes from heav'nly height]
Composer: Niels Wilhelm Gade, 1817-1890
Incipit: 56534 55653 43223
Key: E♭ Major
Copyright: Public Domain

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