The Book Of Praise From The Best English Hymn Writers

450 Christian Songs & Hymns Selected & Arranged By Roundell Palmer

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Christ Incarnate,                        37
To swains that watch'd their nightly fold,
Of lowly lot, of lowly mind, To these the tidings first were told,
That told of hope for lost mankind ; God gives His Son ; no more He can; Glory to God, and grace to man !
And well to shepherds first 'tis known, The Lord of angels comes from high, «
In humblest aspect like their own, Good Shepherd, for His sheep to die:
O height and depth, which who shall span ?
Glory to God, and grace to man !
Fain with those meek, those happy swains, Lord, I would hear that angel quire;
Till, ravished by celestial strains, My heart responds with holy fire ;
(That holy fire Thy breath must fan ;)
Glory to God, and grace to man !
Thomas Grinfield. 1836.
While shepherds watched their flocks by night
All seated on the ground, The angel of the Lord came down,
And glory shone around.
" Fear not,"' said he ; (for mighty dread Had seized their troubled mind ;)
" Glad tidings of great joy I bring " To you and all mankind.

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