313. See! in yonder manger low

1 See! in yonder manger low,
born for us on earth below,
see! the tender Lamb appears
promised from eternal years.

Refrain:
Hail, thou ever-blessèd morn!
Hail, redemption's happy dawn!
Sing through all Jerusalem,
'Christ is born in Bethlehem!'

2 Lo! within a manger lies
he who built the starry skies,
he who, throned in height sublime
sits amid the cherubim: [Refrain]

3 Say, ye holy shepherds, say,
what your joyful news to-day;
wherefore have ye left your sheep
on the lonely mountain steep? [Refrain]

4 'As we watched at dead of night,
lo! we saw a wondrous light:
angels, singing peace on earth,
told us of the Saviour's birth.' [Refrain]

5 Sacred Infant, all Divine,
what a tender love was thine,
thus to come from highest bliss
down to such a world as this! [Refrain]

Text Information
First Line: See! in yonder manger low
Author: Edward Caswall (1814-1878)
Publication Date: 2005
Meter: 7777 and refrain
Scripture: Isaiah 6:1-3; Isaiah 37:16; John 1:29; John 1:36; Luke 1:78-79; Luke 2:1-39; Matthew 2:1-6; Psalm 8:3; Psalm 30:5; Psalm 99:1; Titus 2:11
Topic: Christ Incarnate: Christmas and Epiphany
Language: English
Refrain First Line: Hail, thou ever-blessed morn!
Tune Information
Name: HUMILITY (OXFORD)
Composer: John Goss (1800-1880)
Meter: 7777 and refrain
Key: G Major or modal



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