The Lowly Child

Precious is the story

Author: Chas. S. Brown
Tune: [Precious is the story]
Published in 3 hymnals

Printable scores: PDF, Noteworthy Composer
Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 Precious is the story
How the King of glory
Came to earth a lowly child;
Came a little stranger,
Sleeping in a manger,
Simple, pure, and undefiled.
Christ our Savior, blessèd Savior,
Came to earth a lowly child.

2 Shepherds watch were keeping,
While their flocks were sleeping,
In Judea far away,
When an angel chorus
Sang a song so glorious
That it echoes still today;
Sang of Jesus, blessèd Jesus,
Sang of Christ, the lowly child.

3 With a glory beaming,
And a radiance streaming,
Shone a little stranger star;
And the wise men daring,
Gold and treasures bearing,
Journeyed in its light afar;
Came to Jesus, blessèd Jesus,
Came to Christ, the lowly child.

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #8843

Author: Chas. S. Brown

Brown’s works in­clude: The King’s Prais­es (Bos­ton, Mass­a­chu­setts: Unit­ed So­ci­e­ty of Chris­tian En­dea­vor, 1899)  Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Precious is the story
Title: The Lowly Child
Author: Chas. S. Brown
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain



The Cyber Hymnal #8843
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The Cyber Hymnal #8843

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