The Hymns and Carols of Christmas

See Ye Blushing Sons of Pride

For Christmas

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.

1 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,
    Comprehends immensity!

2 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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