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Child Jesus comes from heavenly height

Child Jesus comes from heavenly height

Author: H. C. Andersen
Published in 13 hymnals

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1. Child Jesus comes from heav’nly height
To save us from sin’s keeping;
On manger straw, in darksome night,
The Blessèd One lies sleeping.
The star smiles down, the angels greet,
The oxen kiss the baby’s feet;
Alleluia, alleluia,
Child Jesus, Christ the Lord.

2. Take courage, soul in grief cast down,
Forget the bitter dealing;
A child is born in David’s town
To touch all souls with healing.
Then let us go and seek the child,
Children like Him, meek, undefiled.
Alleluia, alleluia,
Child Jesus, Christ the Lord.

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #807

Author: H. C. Andersen

Andersen, Hans Christian, son of poor parents, was born at Odense, Denmark, April 2, 1805, and died Aug. 4, 1875. He is well known as a poet, and a writer for children. His Christmas Carol, "Child Jesus comes from heavenly height," translated from the Danish, is in The Evangelical Hymnal, N. Y., 1880. --John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology, Appendix, Part II (1907)  Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Child Jesus comes from heavenly height
Danish Title: Barn Jesus i en Krybbe lad
Author: H. C. Andersen
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain



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