See Ye Blushing Sons of Pride
The Birth of Jesus
Words: Charles Wesley, Hymns on the Four Gospels: St. Luke, #1168. “She...laid Him in a manger,” Gospel of St. Luke ii. 7.
Source: George Osborn, ed., The Poetical Works of John and Charles Wesley. Vol. 11 (London: Wesleyan-Methodist Conference Office, 1871), pp. 115-116.
See ye blushing sons of pride,
See your God a child become!
When He would on earth reside,
Earth can scarce afford Him room:
Wrapp'd Himself in swaddling bands
Who with darkness swathes the sea,
Who the universe commands,
Triumph we the sons of grace,
That our God is born so poor,
Doth His majesty abase
Our salvation to secure:
Glorying in our Infant-King,
Him we in the manger own,
Him whom brightest seraphs sing
High on His eternal throne.
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