9654. Born to Bless Us, Born to Save!

1 Born to bless us, born to save!
Praise His name with joyful breath!
Sing through life, nor fear the grave!
Jesus lives to conquer death!

2 Every birth is changed from hence;
Each may take a pathway bright;
Reaching soon the tomb, but thence
Issuing in unfading light.

3 Humblest cradles now shall show,
Clearly show to loving eyes,
Oft while tears of rapture flow,
Flowerets born for Paradise.

4 Parents now shall sink to rest,
Hoping soon to clasp in Heaven,
Lovely as a seraph blest,
Every child whom God hath given.

5 Parents, children, young and old,
If but strong in faith and love,
Shall, with gratitude untold,
Oft foretaste the joys above.

6 Lowly Babe of Bethlehem!
Glorious Lord of life and light!
Humble branch of Jesse’s stem!
God! Thy grace is infinite.

Text Information
First Line: Born to bless us, born to save!
Title: Born to Bless Us, Born to Save!
Author: Thomas Davis
Meter: 77.77
Language: English
Source: Hymns Old and New (London: Longman, Green, Roberts and Green, 1864)
Copyright: Public Domain
Tune Information
Composer: Samuel Sebastian Wesley
Meter: 77.77
Key: E Major
Copyright: Public Domain

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