1 Child Jesus comes, from heav'nly height,
To save us from sin's keeping;
On manger straw, in darksome night,
The Blessed One lies sleeping;
The Star smiles down, the angels greet,
The oxen kiss the Baby's feet.
Hallelujah, Hallelujah, Child Jesus.
2 Take courage, soul, in grief cast down,
Forget the bitter feeling;
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.
Hallelujah, Hallelujah, Child Jesus!
Andersen, Hans Christian, son of poor parents, was born at Odense, Denmark, April 2, 1805, and died Aug. 4, 1875. He is well known as a poet, and a writer for children. His Christmas Carol, "Child Jesus comes from heavenly height," translated from the Danish, is in The Evangelical Hymnal, N. Y., 1880.
--John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology, Appendix, Part II (1907)
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Display Title: Child Jesus Comes from Heav'nly HeightFirst Line: Child Jesus comes from heav'nly heightTune Title: [Child Jesus comes from heav'nly height]Author: Anonymous; Hans Christian Andersen, 1805-1875Source: Church Hymns and Tunes (New York: A. S. Barnes & Company, 1909), number 143