He Gives the Power

Jesus came to earth by a lowly birth

Author: Roger M. Hickman
Tune: [Jesus came to earth by a lowly birth]
Published in 11 hymnals

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1 Jesus came to earth by a lowly birth,
Gave Himself as an off'ring of matchless worth;
To His own He came in His Father’s name,
But they scorned to receive Him their King.

But as many as received Him to them He gave the pow'r,
The power to become the sons of God;
But as many as received Him to them He gave the pow'r
To become the sons of God.

2 Grace and pardon free, all for you and me,
Ev'ry one who receives Him a son may be;
For His blood He spilt to remove our guilt,
When He offered Himself once for all. [Chorus]

3. Not by works we come as the Father’s Son,
To receive as a welcome the words "well done;"
Lest we fain would boast as a mighty host,
Knowing not ’tis the free gift of God. [Chorus]

Source: Victory Songs: For the Church, Sunday School and Evangelistic Services. #8

Author: Roger M. Hickman

Born: November 28, 1888, southwest Missouri. Died: February 25, 1968, Lakeland, Florida. Buried: Oak Hill Cemetery, Lakeland, Florida. Born in the Ozark foothills, Hickman moved to Independence, Missouri, at age 16, and studied music with instructors in Kansas City. He came to Christ at age 20, and studied at the Moody Bible Institute in Chicago, Illinois, where he met his wife. They served in the evangelism field together until her death in 1942. Roger went on to serve as music & Christian education director at churches in Louisiana & Florida. He directed the Music Department at the Baptist Bible Institute in Lakeland, Florida (1949-53), & wrote over 100 Gospel songs. He & Arthur McKee compiled the first volume of Tabernacle Hymns in… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Jesus came to earth by a lowly birth
Title: He Gives the Power
Author: Roger M. Hickman
Language: English
Refrain First Line: But as many as received Him to them He gave the power
Copyright: Public Domain



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