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The Son of God in mighty love came down

The Son of God in mighty love came down

Author: Horatius Bonar
Tune: PADDOCK
Published in 8 hymnals

Printable scores: PDF, Noteworthy Composer
Audio files: MIDI

Full Text

1 The Son of God in mighty love,
Came down to Bethlehem for me;
Forsook His throne of light above,
An infant on the earth to be.

2 In love, the Father’s sinless child,
Sojourned at Nazareth for me;
With sinners dwelt the undefiled,
The Holy One in Galilee.

3 Jesus, whom angel hosts adore,
Became a man of griefs for me;
In love, though rich, becoming poor,
That I through Him enriched might be.

4 Thou Lord of all, above, below,
He went to Olivet for me;
There drank my cup of wrath and woe,
When bleeding in Gethsemane.

5 The ever blessèd Son of God
Went up to Calvary for me;
There paid my debt, there bore my load,
In His own body on the tree.

6 Jesus, whose dwelling is the skies,
Went down into the grave for me;
There overcame my enemies,
There won the gracious victory.

7 In love the whole dark path He trod,
To consecrate a way for me;
Each bitter footstep marked with blood,
From Bethlehem to Calvary.

8 ’Tis finished all; the veil is rent,
The welcome sure, the access free;
Now then we leave our banishment,
O Father, to return to Thee.

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #9558

Author: Horatius Bonar

Horatius Bonar was born at Edinburgh, in 1808. His education was obtained at the High School, and the University of his native city. He was ordained to the ministry, in 1837, and since then has been pastor at Kelso. In 1843, he joined the Free Church of Scotland. His reputation as a religious writer was first gained on the publication of the "Kelso Tracts," of which he was the author. He has also written many other prose works, some of which have had a very large circulation. Nor is he less favorably known as a religious poet and hymn-writer. The three series of "Hymns of Faith and Hope," have passed through several editions. --Annotations of the Hymnal, Charles Hutchins, M.A. 1872… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: The Son of God in mighty love came down
Author: Horatius Bonar

Notes

The Son of God in mighty love. H. Bonar. [Christmas.] This hymn is given on p. 161, ii., as first appearing in Bonar's Hymns of Faith and Hope, 1857, in error. It was published in his Songs for the Wilderness, first edition, 1843, in 8 stanzas of 4 lines, with the heading "The Word made Flesh." It was repeated in his Hymns of Faith and Hope, 1857, in the same form. In addition to being in common use in its original form, it is abbreviated as "In love, the Father's sinless Child" (stanzas ii.); and "Jesus, Whom angel-hosts adore."

--John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)

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Media

The Cyber Hymnal #9558
  • PDF (PDF)
  • Noteworthy Composer Score (NWC)



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