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You are wealthy, come worship him low

You are wealthy, come worship him low

Author: Claudia Frances Hernaman
Tune: [You are wealthy, come worship Him low]
Published in 1 hymnal

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Haste we to greet Him lying today
In a poor stable all on the hay.

1 You who are wealthy, come worship Him low,
Jesus the King in humility know;
He it is ruleth the city on high,
Prince of the angels and Lord of the sky! [Refrain]

2 You who are poor, His deep poverty see,
Poorer than you would your dear Master be;
No cottage home now may shelter His head,
Only a manger for Him in a shed. [Refrain]

3 Unto the wealthy is whispering the Child:
“Say would ye find Me so gentle and mild;
I am the poor, still in them I have need,
Naked and hungry, then clothe me and feed.” [Refrain]

4 Unto the poor He so tenderly cries:
“Yours are the riches stored up in the skies;
In those bright mansions on high ye shall live,
Angels are waiting their welcome to give.” [Refrain]

5 Both unto rich and poor, one is the call,
Worship and love Him who loveth us all;
So when He comes in His glory again,
We, made like Jesus, with Jesus shall reign. [Refrain]

Source: The Helper in Sacred Song: for Sunday-schools, churches, and devotional services #172

Author: Claudia Frances Hernaman

Hernaman, Claudia Frances, née Ibotson, daughter of W. H. Ibotson, sometime Vicar of Edwinstowe, Notts, was born at Addlestone, Surrey, Oct. 19, 1838, and married Sept. 1858, to the Rev. J. W. D. Hernaman, one of H. M. Inspectors of Schools. Mrs. Hernaman has composed more than 150 hymns, a great proportion of which are for children, and also some translations from the Latin. Her publications include:— (1) The Child's Book of Praise; A Manual of Devotion in Simple Verse by C. F. H. Edited by the Rev. James Skinner, M.A., &c, 1873 ; (2) The Story of the Resurrection 1879; (3) Christmas Story, 1881; (4) Christmas Carols for Children, 1st series, 1884; 2nd series, 1885; (5) The Way of the Cross, a Metrical Litany, 1885; (6) Hymns for the S… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: You are wealthy, come worship him low
Author: Claudia Frances Hernaman
Refrain First Line: Haste we to greet him lying today