1 Jesus, our brother, strong and good,
was humbly born in a stable rude,
and the friendly beasts around Him stood,
Jesus, our brother, strong and good.
2 “I,” said the donkey, shaggy and brown,
“I carried His mother uphill and down,
I carried His mother to Bethlehem town;
I,” said the donkey, shaggy and brown.
3 “I,” said the cow, all white and red,
“I gave Him my manger for his bed,
I gave Him hay to pillow His head;
I,” said the cow, all white and red.
4 “I,” said the sheep with curly horn,
“I gave Him my wool for His blanket warm,
He wore my coat on Christmas morn;
I,” said the sheep with curly horn.
5 “I,” said the dove, from the rafters high,
“I cooed Him to sleep that he should not cry,
we cooed Him to sleep, my mate and I;
I,” said the dove, from the rafters high.
6 Thus all the beasts, by some good spell,
in the stable dark were glad to tell
of the gifts they gave Emmanuel,
the gifts they gave Emmanuel.
Source: Hymns for a Pilgrim People: a congregational hymnal #98
|Instances (1 - 7 of 7)||Title||First Line||Tune||Tune Key||Author||Meter||Scripture||Date||Subject||Source|
|Hymns for a Pilgrim People: a congregational hymnal #98||The Friendly Beasts||Jesus, our brother, strong and good||ORIENTIS PARTIBUS||Irregular||Luke 2:12||2007||Christmas | ; Jesus Christ |||Traditional English Carol|
|The Cyber Hymnal #1614||The Friendly Beasts||Jesus, our Brother, strong and good||ORIENTIS PARTIBUS||Anonymous||77.77|
|The New Century Hymnal #138||Jesus, Our Brother, Strong and Good||Jesus, our brother, strong and good||ORIENTIS PARTIBUS||188.8.131.52.||Luke 2:1-7; Matthew 1:23||1995||Christmas | ; Jesus Christ | Birth and Infancy; Year A | Advent 4||French carol, 12th century, Trans. anon.|
|The United Methodist Hymnal #227||The Friendly Beasts||Jesus, our brother, strong and good||ORIENTIS PARTIBUS||Anon.||Irr.||Luke 2:7||1989||Christ's Gracious Life | Birth and Baptism; Christian Year | Christmas; Christian Year | Epiphany; Jesus Christ |||12th cent. French carol|
|The United Methodist Hymnal Music Supplement #261||[Jesus, our brother, strong and good]||[Jesus, our brother, strong and good]||ORIENTIS PARTIBUS||1991|
|Voices United: The Hymn and Worship Book of The United Church of Canada #56||Jesus, Our Brother||Jesus, our brother, kind and good||ORIENTIS PARTIBUS||Robert Davis||Irregular||1996||The Christian Year | Christmas; Biblical Narrative | ; Biblical Places | Bethlehem; Christian Year | Christmas; Jesus Christ | Birth and Infancy; Jesus Christ | Brother; Jesus Christ | Friend; Jesus Christ | Images of; Jesus Christ | Incarnation; Advent 4 | Year A; Christmas 2 | Year C||French carol, 12th century|
|Worship in Song: A Friends Hymnal #78||The Friendly Beasts||Jesus, our brother, strong and good||[Jesus, our brother, strong and good]||Anonymous||Luke 2:7||1996||Children | ; Christmas | ; Gifts | ; Story of Jesus | ; Nativity |||12th cent.|