1 A man there lived in Galilee
like no one else before,
for he alone from first to last
our flesh unsullied wore;
a perfect life of perfect deeds
once to the world was shown,
that everyone might mark his steps
and in them place their own.
2 A man there died on Calvary
above all others brave;
he gave to all, he saved and blessed,
himself he scorned to save;
no thought can gauge the weight of woe
on him, the sinless, laid;
we only know that with his death
our ransom price was paid.
3 A man there stands at God's right hand,
divine, yet human still;
that grand, heroic, peerless soul
death sought in vain to kill.
All power is his: supreme he rules
all realms of time and space;
yet still our human cares and needs
find in his heart a place.
|First Line:||A man there lived in Galilee|
|Author:||Somerset Corry Lowry, 1855-1932|
|Topic:||Atonement; Christ's Sacrifice; Consummation in Christ(6 more...)|
|Notes:||Now Public Domain|
|Copyright:||Words by permission of Oxford University Press|
|Composer:||Martin Shaw, 1875-1958|
|Source:||Tyrolese Carol Melody|
|Copyright:||Music and arrangement from the "Oxford Book of Carols" by permission of Oxford University Press|