He that lay in lowly manger

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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.

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #14211

Author: Robert Lowell

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First Line: He that lay in lowly manger
Author: Robert Lowell
Copyright: Public Domain

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