Down from the Skies

Down from the skies bending low over the manger

Author: B. R. Hanby
Tune: [Down from the skies bending low o'er the manger]
Published in 8 hymnals

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1 Down from the skies bending low o’er the manger,
White robed celestials adoringly throng;
Hark! for they herald a heavenly stranger;
Hasten, ye mortals, to join in their song.

Little children lisp His grace,
Youthful voices sound His praise;
Men and angels raise your loud hosannas to His name;
Oceans with your fullness roar,
Earth resound from shore to shore,
Hallelujah to the Lamb.

2 Hail Him, ye shepherds, adore Him, ye sages,
Ho! waiting Israel still faithful, though few;
Gentiles, Oh list to the voice of the ages,
Lo! a Deliv’rer is coming to you. [Refrain]

3 Dark is the pathway before Him and dreary,
Onward it leads to the cross and the grave;
Cheerful He treads it though fainting and weary,
Thus, only thus, He His loved ones can save. [Refrain]

4 Weep not, O stricken ones, when shall enfold Him
All the deep darkness of Calvary’s gloom;
Soon, soon your tear blinded eyes shall behold Him,
Walking a God from the gates of the tomb. [Refrain]

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #9345

Author: B. R. Hanby

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Text Information

First Line: Down from the skies bending low over the manger
Title: Down from the Skies
Author: B. R. Hanby
Refrain First Line: Little children lisp his grace



The Cyber Hymnal #9345
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