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Behold a little child Laid in a manger




Behold a little child,
laid in a manger bed;
The wintry blasts blow wild
around His infant head;
But who is this so lowly laid?
íTis He by Whom
the worlds were made.


Alas! in what poor state
the Son of God is seen;
Why did the Lord so great
choose out a home so mean?
That we may learn
from pride to flee,
And to follow His humility.


Where Joseph plies his trade,
lo, Jesus labors, too;
The hands that all things made
an earthly craft pursue,
That weary men in Him may rest,
And faithful toil
through Him be blessed.


Among the doctors see
the Boy so full of grace;
Say, wherefore taketh He
the scholarís lowly place?
That children all,
with reverence meet,
May sit and learn at Jesusí feet.


Christ, once Thyself a boy,
our childhood Guard and Guide;
Be Thou its Light and Joy,
and still with us abide,
That Thy dear love,
so great and free,
May draw us evermore to Thee.


Christ, Master-Carpenter,
we come rough-hewn to thee;
at last, through wood and nails,
thou mad'st us whole and free.
In this thy world
remake us, planned
to truer beauty of thine hand.

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LYRICS
Meter: 6 6 6 6 8 8
Writer(s):
    Trans/Adapted:
      Dates: 1872
      Bible Refs: Phil 2:8;
      MUSIC
      Name: WHEELER
      Meter: 6 6 6 6 8 8
      Writer(s):
        Dates:
        LIST OF MUSIC SOURCES
        Hymn/Song Book Song # Key
        # 116D
        ALTERNATIVE TUNES
        Name meter
        6 6 6 6 8 8
        6 6 6 6 8 8
        6 6 6 6 8 8
        6 6 6 6 8 8

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