The Hymns and Carols of Christmas

The Fruit of Mary's Womb

For Christmas

Elizabeth, Cousin to Mary, the Mother of Jesus

Words: Charles Wesley, Hymns on the Four Gospels: St. Luke, #1154. “Blessed is the fruit of thy womb.” Gospel of St. Luke i. 42.

Source: George Osborn, ed., The Poetical Works of John and Charles Wesley. Vol. 11 (London: Wesleyan-Methodist Conference Office, 1871), p. 107.

    The Fruit of Mary's womb
        Is bless'd, and that alone,
    Whatever blessings come
        From the eternal throne
Through Mary's Offspring we receive,
And happy in His life we live.

    That holy Child bestow'd
        On poor apostate man,
    That everlasting God
        Whom heaven cannot contain,
Source of our gracious joys He is,
And constitutes our glorious bliss

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