The Hymns and Carols of Christmas

Oh Saviour, Whom This Holy Morn

Words: Anonymous

Music: Unknown
Meter: Common Meter (86 86)

Source: Hymns For The Lifting Up Of The Hearts Of God's People (London: Longman, Rees, 1834), #14.

1. Oh Saviour, whom this holy morn
    Gave to our world below;
To mortal want and labour born,
    And more than mortal woe.

2. Incarnate Word! by every grief,
    By each temptation tried,
Who lived to yield our ills relief,
    And to redeem us, died!

3. If gaily clothed and proudly fed,
    In dangerous wealth we dwell;
Remind us of Thy manger-bed,
    And lowly cottage cell!

4. If press'd by poverty severe,
    In envious want we pine,
O may Thy Spirit whisper near,
    How poor a lot was Thine!

5. Through fickle fortune's various scene,
    From sin preserve us free!
Like us, Thou hast a mourner been,
    May we rejoice with Thee!

Note:

There was no music provided in this edition. Any appropriate tune with the meter of 86 86 may be used, for example Dalehurst or Winchester Old. See: What Is Meter?

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