The Hymns and Carols of Christmas

HE HAS COME, THE CHRIST OF GOD

Words: Horatius Bonar, 1857

Music: "Glad Day," William Wallace Gilchrist, 1857

1. He has come, the Christ of God:
Left for us His glad abode;
Stooping from His throne of bliss
To this darksome wilderness.

2. He has come, the Prince of Peace:
Come to bid our sorrows cease;
Come to scatter with His light
All the shadows of our night.

3. He, the mighty King, has come,
Making this poor earth His home:
Come to bear our sin's sad load,
Son of David, Son of God.

4. He has come, Whose Name of grace
Speaks deliverance to our race:
Left for us His glad abode,
Son of Mary, Son of God.

5. Unto us a Child is born:
Ne'er has earth beheld a morn
Among all the morns of time,
Half so glorious in its prime.

6. Unto us a Son is given:
He has come from God's own heaven,
Bringing with Him from above
Holy peace and holy love.

Sheet Music "Vienna" by J. H. Kneckt from Mary Palmer and John Farmer, eds., Church Sunday School Hymn-Book (London: Church of England Sunday-School Institute, 1892), #45.

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