The growing limbs of God the SonParaphraser: G. B. Timms; Author: Jean Baptiste de Santeul
Tune: ST CHAD
Published in 1 hymnal
1 The growing limbs of God the Son,
The Father's sole-begotten One,
Prepare him for his work on earth,
Who for mankind took human birth.
2 In wisdom and in grace he grows,
Each step of human life he knows,
In all save sin, like us was made,
To be a fallen people's aid.
3 His Father's house he enters in,
Where rabbis teach their cure for sin,
While in his heart he hears the call
Which through his cross won life for all.
4 And he who rules angelic bands,
Who high in heavenly glory stands,
Now yields him to his mother's will,
A boy's obedience to fulfill.
5 He all his radiant splendor hides,
And he who made the stars abides
With Joseph and the Mother blest,
In form of servant manifest.
6 To him, the Father's only Son,
Let praise and honour now be done,
Who by the Holy Spirit's grace
Took flesh to save our human race.
Source: The New English Hymnal #45
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|The New English Hymnal #45||The Boyhood of Christ||The growing limbs of God the Son||ST CHAD||G. B. Timms; J. B. de Santeuil, 1630-97||LM||1986||The Christian Year | Sundays after Christmas||<cite>Divine crescebas puer</cite> by J. B. de Santeuil (in part based on)|