The Hymns and Carols of Christmas

The Maker Of The Sun And Moon

Words: Laurence Housman (1865-1959)

Music: "Newbury," traditional English melody
MIDI / Noteworthy Composer

Source: The English Hymnal (London: Oxford University Press, 1906).

1. The Maker of the sun and moon,
The Maker of our earth,
Lo! late in time, a fairer boon,
Himself is brought to birth!

2. How blest was all creation then,
When God so gave increase;
And Christ, to heal the hearts of men,
Brought righteousness and peace!

3. No star in all the heights of heaven
But burned to see Him go;
Yet unto earth alone was given
His human form to know.

4. His human form, by man denied,
Took death for human sin:
His endless love, through faith descried,
Still lives the world to win.

5. O perfect love, outpassing sight,
O light beyond our ken,
Come down through all the world tonight,
And heal the hearts of men!

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