Hail, Holy, Heaven-descended Child
Words: Charles Wesley, Hymns on the Four Gospels: St. Matthew
Source: The Poetical Works of John and Charles Wesley, Vol. 10 (London: Wesleyan-Methodist Conference Office, 1868), pp. 138-144.
Hymn 13. They saw the young Child, and fell down, &c. – Matthew ii. 11.
1. Hail, holy, heaven-descended Child,
Who God and man hast reconciled,
Whom angels bow before!
Whate'er I have of good to give,
To Thee, from whom I first receive,
I thankfully restore.
2. To Thee my heart I open wide,
The myrrh of passions mortified,
The gold of charity,
The incense sweet of humble prayer,
Jesus, Thy prostrate worshipper,
I now present to Thee.