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Cradled all lowly, behold the Savior child

Cradled all lowly, behold the Savior child

Author: H. B. Farnie
Published in 16 hymnals

Printable scores: PDF, Noteworthy Composer
Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 Cradled all lowly,
Behold the Savior Child!
A being holy,
In dwelling rude and wild;
Ne’er yet was regal state
Of monarch proud and great,
Who grasped a nation’s fate,
So glorious as the manger bed
Of Bethlehem.

2 No longer sorrow
As without hope, O earth!
A brighter morrow
Dawned with that Infant’s birth.
Our sins were great and sore,
But these the Savior bore,
And God was wroth no more;
His own Son was the Child that lay
In Bethlehem.

3 Babe weak and wailing,
In lowly village stall,
Thy glory veiling,
Thou cam’st to die for all.
The sacrifice is done,
The world’s atonement won,
Till time its course hath run,
O Jesus, Savior, Morning Star
Of Bethlehem.

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #9792

Author: H. B. Farnie

Henry Brougham Farnie (8 April 1836 – 21 September 1889), often called H. B. Farnie, was a British librettist and adapter of French operettas and an author. Some of his English-language versions of operettas became record-setting hits on the London stage of the 1870s and 1880s, strongly competing with the Gilbert and Sullivan operas being played at the same time. After attending Cambridge University, Farnie returned to his native Scotland, where he was appointed editor of the Cupar Gazette. In 1857, he wrote The Golfer's Manual, the first book on golf instruction. In 1860, he wrote books on the flora, The Orchestra. He began to write the lyrics to popular songs, and, in 1867, he began to write plays. During the 1870s and 1880s, Farnie… Go to person page >

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First Line: Cradled all lowly, behold the Savior child
Author: H. B. Farnie



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The Cyber Hymnal #9792

Include 15 pre-1979 instances
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