1 Christ is merciful and mild;
He was once a little child;
He whom heavenly hosts adore,
Lived on earth among the poor.
2 Thus He laid His glory by,
When for us He stooped to die;
How I wonder, when I see
His unbounded love to me.
3 He the sick to health restored,
To the poor He preached the Word;
Even children had a share
Of His love and tender care.
4 Every bird can build its nest;
Foxes have their place of rest:
He, by whom the world was made,
Had not where to lay His head.
5 He who is the Lord most high,
Then was poorer far than I,
That I might hereafter be
Rich to all eternity.
Source: Christian Hymns: for church, school and home: with music #293