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Once To Our World There Came

Once to our world there came

Author: Elizabeth Strafford
Tune: ARRAN
Published in 1 hymnal

Printable scores: PDF, Noteworthy Composer
Audio files: MIDI

Full Text

1 Once to our world there came
A little holy child;
Gentle and good and mild,
And Jesus was His name.

2 He suffered want and pain,
Was slighted, scorned, and poor;
All this He did endure,
That we in Heaven might reign.

3 He never disobeyed
His Father’s sacred laws;
We only were the cause
Why grief on Him was laid.

4 O! that indeed we could
Our naughty ways forsake
And for our pattern take
The Savior kind and good.

5 The path that Jesus trod,
O may we also tread!
Jesus, our living head,
Lead Thou us up to God.


Source: The Cyber Hymnal #10106

Author: Elizabeth Strafford

Strafford, Elizabeth, daughter of H. Stratford, of Belper, born in London, Oct. 30, 1828; died at Belper, April 4, 1868. Her hymns appeared in Hymns for the Collects throughout the Year, for the Use of Children, 1857 (W. F. Stevenson's Hymns for Church and Home, 1873). From this, "God Almighty heareth ever" (Love of God), "Once to our world there came" (Passiontide), and "We praise Thee, we bless Thee, O Father in heaven" (Praise for Salvation), have come into common use. -- John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)  Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Once to our world there came
Title: Once To Our World There Came
Author: Elizabeth Strafford
Meter: 6.6.6.6
Source: Hymns for the Collects Throughout the Year 1857
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain

Media

The Cyber Hymnal #10106
  • PDF (PDF)
  • Noteworthy Composer Score (NWC)

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