Immortal Babe Who this dear day

Immortal Babe Who this dear day

Author: Bishop Joseph Hall, 1574-1656
Published in 4 hymnals

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1. Immortal Babe, who this dear day
Didst change Thine Heaven for our clay,
And didst with flesh Thy Godhead veil,
Eternal Son of God, all hail!

2. Shine, happy star, ye angels sing
Glory on high to Heaven’s King;
Run, shepherds, leave your nightly watch,
See Heaven come down to Bethlehem’s cratch.

3. Worship, ye sages of the east,
The King of gods in meanness dressed;
O blessèd maid, with smiles adore
The God thine arms, thy bosom bore.

4. Star, angels, shepherds, sages wise,
Thou virgin glory of all eyes,
Restorèd frame of Heaven and earth,
Rejoice in your Redeemer’s birth!

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #2937

Author: Bishop Joseph Hall, 1574-1656

Hall, Joseph, D.D., was born at Ashby-de-la-Zouch in 1574, and educated at Cambridge. He was successively Rector of Halstead, Prebendary of Wolverhampton, Dean of Worcester, Bishop of Exeter, and Bishop of Norwich. In July, 1616, he attended Lord Doncaster into France, and on his return he was appointed by King James as one of his divines to accompany him into Scotland. At the Synod of Dort he was appointed to preach the Latin Sermon to the Assembly. He died in 1656. His works are numerous, and include his versions of Ps. i.-ix. [No. 43.] His Works were published in London by Pavier, 1625. --John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)  Go to person page >

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First Line: Immortal Babe Who this dear day
Author: Bishop Joseph Hall, 1574-1656
Publication Date: 1941
Copyright: Public Domain



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