Christ Is Born of Blessed Mary

Christ is born of blessed Mary!

Author: Harriet M. Kimball
Published in 1 hymnal

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1 Christ is born of blessed Mary!
Sing the wondrous life begun!
Man divine and God incarnate!
Israel, lo! thy Holy One!
Now fulfilled the prophet’s vision;
See the Child, the Lord of all,
Stripped, indeed, of heav’nly splendor,
Choosing for His couch a stall.

2 Thou, O Israel’s God and Savior,
Verily Thyself dost hide;
Clad in flesh, disguised in weakness,
All Thou hast by earth supplied.
Very God from everlasting
As a helpless babe revealed,
Mary’s breast Thy transient pillow,
Mary’s arms Thy only shield!

3 Wonderful, the seer proclaimed Thee,
Mighty God, and Prince of Peace,
King whose everlasting kingdom
Shall forevermore increase!
Yet no royal sign or title
Could Thy boundless grace declare
Like that name of endless sweetness
Thou for us alone dost bear.

4 Jesus!—Savior of His people!
Jesus!—Shepherd of His flock!
Well of life, and hidden manna;
Wayside strength, and tower of rock!
Jesus, see Thy church adoring
Prostrate at Thine infant feet,
Her Redeemer’s praise outpouring
In that name of names most sweet!

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #12739

Author: Harriet M. Kimball

Kimball, Harriet McEwan, a native and resident of Portsmouth, Newhaven, is the author of Hymns, Boston, 1866; Swallow Flights of Song, 1874, &c. Her hymns include:— 1. At times on Tabor's height. Faith and Joy 2. Dear Lord, to Thee alone. Lent. 3. It is an easy thing to say. Humble Service. 4. We have no tears Thou wilt not dry. Affliction. Appeared in the Poets of Portsmouth, 1864, and the Unitarian Hymns of the Spirit, 1864, and others. In Miss Kimball's Hymns, 1866, this hymn begins with stanza iii. of "Jesus the Ladder of my faith." Several of Miss Kimball's poems were included in Baynes's Illustrated Book of Sacred Poems, 1867. [Rev. F. M. Bird, M.A.] --John Julian, Diction… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Christ is born of blessed Mary!
Title: Christ Is Born of Blessed Mary
Author: Harriet M. Kimball
Meter: D
Source: The Blessed Company of All Faithful People (New York: Anson D. F. Randolph, 1879)
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain


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