O Child Of Lowly Manger Birth
Words: Ferdinand Q. Blanchard, 1906
"Mainzer" by Joseph Mainzer, c. 1841
Source: Henry Sloane Coffin and Ambrose White Vernon, eds., Hymns of the Kingdom of God. New York: The A. S. Barnes Company, 1910, #53, p. 89.
1. O child of lowly manger birth,
On whose low cry the ages wait,
Lead us Thy way, and every day
Guide us to see what made Thee great.
2. O Jesus, Youth of Nazareth,
Preparing for the bitter strife,
Wilt Thou impart to every heart,
Thy perfect purity of life?
3. O Christ whose words make dear the fields
And hillsides green of Galilee,
Grant us to find, with reverent mind,
The truth Thou saidst should make us free.
4. O suffering Lord on Calvary,
Whom love led on to mortal pain,
We know Thy cross is not a loss
If we Thy love shall truly gain.
5. O Master of abundant life
From natal morn to victory's hour,
We look to Thee; heed Thou our plea,
Teach us to share Thy ageless power.
Sheet Music from Henry Sloane Coffin and Ambrose White Vernon, eds., Hymns of the Kingdom of God. New York: The A. S. Barnes Company, 1910, 1910, #53, p. 89.
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