O child of lowly manger birth

O child of lowly manger birth

Author: Ferdinand Q. Blanchard
Tune: EATON (Chadwick)
Published in 18 hymnals

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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.

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #4729

Author: Ferdinand Q. Blanchard

Blanchard was born on July 12 in Jersey City, NJ. He attended Amherst College (AB 1898) and Yale Divinity School (BD 1901). He was ordained as a Congregational minister and pastored churches in Southington, Connecticut (1901-04); East Orange, New Jersey (1904-15); and at the Euclid Avenue Congregational Church, Cleveland, Ohio, from 1915 until retirement. He died on July 2, 1966 in Cleveland Heights, Ohio. Sources: Hughes, p. 317 Reynolds, p. 253 Stuber, p. 396 NN, Hymnary. Source: http//www.hymntime.com/tch/bio/b/l/a/blanchard_fq.htm Go to person page >

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First Line: O child of lowly manger birth
Author: Ferdinand Q. Blanchard

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