1 Why, Most Highest, art Thou lying,
In a manger poor and low?
Thou, the fires of heav'n supplying,
Come a stable's cold to know?
O what works of love stupendous
Were salvation's price!
Burning wert Thou to befriend us,
Exiles from Paradise.
2 On a Mother's breast Thou sleepest,
Mother, yet a Virgin still;
Sad, with eyes bedimmed Thou weepest,
Eyes, which Heaven with gladness fill. [Refrain]
3 Weak the Strong, of strength the Giver:
Small, Whose arms creation span;
Bound, Who only can deliver;
Born is He Who ne'er began. [Refrain]
Source: Christmas Carols New and Old: Series 1 and 2 #22
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|AGO Founders Hymnal #62||Why, Most Highest, Art Thou Lying||Why, most Highest, art Thou lying||[Why, most Highest, art Thou lying]||Henry Ramsden Bramley, 1833-1917||2009||From the Latin|