The Hymns and Carols of Christmas

'And Was Made Man!' Oh, Wondrous Words!

The Incarnation

Words: William Chatterton Dix (1837-1865)

Music: Not Stated

Source: W. Chatterton Dix, The Pattern of Life, Or, Lessons for Children From The Life Of Our Lord  (London: Griffith, Farran, Okeden & Welsh, 1885), Chapter 3, The Nativity of our Lord, commonly called Christmas Day, "The Best Birthday,"  Part I, p. 43.

1. 'And was made man!' oh, wondrous words!
    Which tell how God the Son
Took flesh from Mary, Mother-maid,
    To save a world undone.

2. In flesh He came to live as man,
    To teach us how to live;
In flesh, to die upon the Cross,
    And life eternal give.

3. In flesh He rose, in flesh went up
    To Heaven to intercede
For evermore at God's right hand
    For every human need.

4. In flesh He comes, to give His own
    His Body and His Blood
In flesh to cleanse what flesh has stained
    In life's renewing flood.

5. 'And was made man!' oh, blessed truth!
    God give me grace and power
To keep it whole and undefiled
    Until my latest hour.

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