1 Came He to Bethlehem's manger,
Infant, yet glorious Lord?
Stood He in Temple and utter'd
Wondrous and mystical word?
Toil'd He in workshop, and lowly
Bore He the burden of life
Calmly, and sweetly, and purely?
Mix'd He in anger or strife?
Love bro't Him down from the glory,
Love mad Him come from the sky,
Love in His heart for the sinner
Led Him to suffer and die.
2 Pass'd He the fiery temptation?
Was He the homeless and lone?
Was He despis'd and rejected?
Claim'd He dark sorrow His own?
Came He to Olivet's garden?
Drank He the dregs of the cup?
Say, was that holy cheek sullied!
Gave He His precious life up? [Refrain]
3 Went He to Pilate and Herod?
Bore He the lash and the nail?
Pray'd He His Father to pardon?
Died He with agony's wail?
Lay He in grave of the stranger?
Rose He in majesty grand?
Went He to claim as a victor
Trophies as countless as sand? [Refrain]