Fly Abroad, And Tell The Story
Words: Thomas Kelly (1769-1854)
Source: Thomas Kelly, Hymns on Various Passages of Scripture. A New Edition. (London: The Religious Tract Society, 1836), Hymn IV, p. 4.
"And all that heard it wondered"óLuke ii. 18.
1 Fly abroad, and tell
Of the mighty Saviour's birth;
Say ye, that the Lord of glory
Leaves his throne and comes to earth.
He, before whom angels bow,
Takes the form of man below.
2 Hither come, and
view the stranger,
View the infant lately born;
See he lies in yonder manger,
By the world cast out in scorn.
Mark him well, for this is he,
Born to set his people free.
3 Wonder not that thus
you see him
Lying in this humble place;
Nor indulge a wish to free him
From a state so low and base.
Worldly pomp the Saviour scorns,
Him no outward state adorns.
4 Sing, ye saints, the
'Twas for you he suffer'd shame;
Yes, he stooped, that he might raise us
To the place from whence he came.
Though he now appears so low,
Crowns shall soon adorn his brow.
5 Learn, from his
How to think of all below:
Scorn he meets, and opposition:
Jesus finds in man his foe.
Such our Master was, and we
Must expect like him to be.
Also found in Thomas Kelly, Hymns Not Before Published (Dublin: Thomas Johnson, 1815), Hymn 4, p. 4.
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