Though poor be the chamber

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Though poor be the chamber,
Come here, come and adore;
Lo! the Lord of heaven
Hath to mortals given
Life forevermore,
Life forevermore,
Life forevermore.

Shepherds who folded your flocks beside you,
Tell what was told by angel voices near:
To you this night is born he who will guide you
Thro' paths of peace to living waters clear.

Though poor be the chamber,
Come here, and adore;
Lo! the Lord of heaven
Hath to mortals given
Life forevermore,
Life forevermore.

Kings from a far land, draw near and behold him,
Led by the beam whose warning bade ye come;
Your crowns cast down, with robe royal enfold him;
Your king descends to earth from brighter home.

Though poor be the chamber,
come here, come and adore;
Lo! the Lord of Heaven
Hath to mortals given
Life forevermore.

Wind, to the cedars proclaim the joyful story,
Wave of the sea, the tidings bear afar;
The night is gone! Behold in all its glory
All broad and bright rises th'eternal morning star.

Though poor be the chamber,
come here, come and adore;
Lo! the Lord of Heaven
Hath to mortals given
Life forevermore,
Life forevermore,
Life forevermore.

Source: Christmas Carols and Hymns: for school and choir #55

Author: Henry F. Chorley

Chorley, Henry Fothergill, was born at Blackleyhurst, Lancashire, Dec. 15, 1808, and educated at the Royal Institution, Liverpool. In 1834 he was engaged as a member of the staff of the London Athenaeum. This connection he retained for 35 years. He died Feb. 15, 1872. He published some novels and a large number of songs. --John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology, Appendix, Part II (1907)… Go to person page >

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First Line: Though poor be the chamber
Author: Henry F. Chorley
Language: English
Copyright: Public domain.

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