537. O ye heavens, bend and see

1 O ye heavens, bend and see
All that love hath done for me!
See this Holy Infant's head,
Pillowed on a manger bed;
Like a lamb, in Bethle'm's stall,
Slumbers He, the King of all.
Bitter smart
Rends His heart.
Who is He?
God is He.
God and man in one, is He.

2 Come, ye angels, hither, all;
Come to Bethle'm's humble stall,
Come, confess, without dismay,
Whose dear Son is born to-day,
Helpless, poor. Is this your Lord?
Dost believe this Child God's Word?
Without throne,
Without crown.
Who is He?
God is He.
God and man in one, is He.

3 O, ye people, enter in;
For you, lost ones, dead in sin,
This pure Christ is born to-day,
Born, to take your sins away.
Yes, your Saviour lieth here,
Heaven's King, earth's Conqueror,
Lowly birth,
Poor of earth;
Who is He?
God is He.
God and man in one, is He.

Amen.

Text Information
First Line: O ye heavens, bend and see
Author: H. (1708)
Translator: Mary Welden (1887)
Language: English
Publication Date: 1917
Topic: Hymns for Children
Tune Information
Name: RORATE COELI
Composer: Harold Lewars (1914)
Meter: 7 7, 7 7, 7 7, 3 3, 3 3, 7
Key: G Major



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