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 Blessed One lies sleeping;
The Star smiles down, the angels greet,
The oxen kiss the Baby's feet.
Hallelujah, Hallelujah, Child Jesus.

2 Take courage, soul, in grief cast down,
Forget the bitter feeling;
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.
Hallelujah, Hallelujah, Child Jesus!

Source: Joyful Songs: a choice collection of new Sunday School music #116

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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