The Hymns and Carols of Christmas

When Jesus The Lord

The Miracles of Christ

Words and Music: Unknown

Source: William Henry Husk, Songs of the Nativity (London: John Camden Hotten, 1868)

1. When Jesus the Lord
Came down to our earth,
He meanly was clad,
And low was His birth:
Though Lord of creation,
And Ruler above,
He chose in a station
Most humble to move.

2. His life was all toil
When with us below,
Diseases He cured,
And softened our woe:
A friend to the friendless
He ever was found;
His blessings were endless
To sinners around.

3. The lepers He cleansed,
The deaf heard His voice,
The dumb spoke His praise,
And were made to rejoice:
The dead Jesus raised
To life from the grave;
His name then be praised,
Whose end was to save.

Husk's Note:

The following simple, but characteristic, production is found only on broadsides printed at Devonport for circulation in Devonshire, Cornwall, and Monmouthshire. It seems not worthy of preservation as a specimen of the style of composition which arrests the attention and excites the sympathy of the peasants and miners of those counties at the present time. It is now printed for the first time in a collection.

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