The Heavenly Stranger

No warm, downy pillow his sweet head pressed

Author: Ada Blenkhorn
Tune: [No warm, downy pillow His sweet head pressed] (Gabriel)
Published in 8 hymnals

Printable scores: PDF, Noteworthy Composer
Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 No warm downy pillow His sweet head pressed,
No soft silken garments His fair form dressed;
He lay in a manger, this heavenly Stranger,
The precious Lord Jesus, the wonderful Child.

Refrain:
Thou heavenly Stranger, so gentle and mild,
Tho’ born in a manger, the Father’s own child;
We’ll worship before Thee,
And praise and adore Thee,
And sing the glad story again and again.

2 No jubilant clang of rejoicing bell
The glorious news to the world did tell;
But angels from glory sang sweetly the story
Of Bethlehem’s Stranger, the Savior of men. [Refrain]

3 All hail to Thee, Jesus, Thou Holy One!
All hail to Thee, Jesus! Jehovah’s Son;
While angels adore Thee,
We’ll worship before Thee,
Our blessed Messiah, our Savior and King. [Refrain]

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #13212

Author: Ada Blenkhorn

Ada Jane Blenkhorn Canada 1858-1927 Born in Cobourg, Ontario, the 10th of 11 children, she emigrated with her family to the U.S. In 1884 and settled in Cleveland, OH.. She was raised a Methodist, and began writing hymn lyrics at age 34. A prolific writer of hymn lyrics, she was about to give it up when a friend encouraged her to continue, telling her some soul might be saved by a hymn she would write. She worked for many years as secretary to her brother, Henry's, real estate company. After his death in 1923, she became president of the company. She never married. John Perry  Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: No warm, downy pillow his sweet head pressed
Title: The Heavenly Stranger
Author: Ada Blenkhorn
Refrain First Line: Thou heavenly stranger so gentle and mild
Copyright: Public Domain

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The Cyber Hymnal #13212

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