Behold the Prince of PeaceAuthor: John Needham
Published in 79 hymnals
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1 Behold, the Prince of Peace,
The chosen of the Lord,
God’s well-beloved Son, fulfils
The sure prophetic Word.
2 No royal pomp adorns
This King of righteousness:
Meekness and patience, truth and love,
Compose His princely dress.
3 Jesus, Thou light of men!
Thy doctrine life imparts.
O may we feel its quickening power
To warm and glad our hearts!
4 Cheered by Thy beams, our souls
Shall run the heavenly way.
The path which Thou hast marked and trod
Shall lead to endless day.
Source: Church Book: for the use of Evangelical Lutheran congregations #155
Behold the Prince of Peace. J. Needham. [Meekness and Tenderness of Jesus.] First published in his Hymns, &c, 1768, No. 87, in 7 stanzas of 4 lines. The form, however, in which the hymn beginning with this first line is known is a cento, thus composed:—stanzas i.-iii. as above; stanzas iv., v., "Jesus! Thou light of men," &c; from Needham's "Long had the nations sat," stanzas v., vi. In this form it is found in Sir Josiah Mason's Orphanage Hymn Book, Birmingham, 1882, and others.
-- John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)
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