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His Birth

C.M.

1
And was the Saviour once a child,
A little child like me?
And was He humble, meek and mild,
As little ones should be?

2
O why did not the Son of God
Come as an angel bright?
And why not leave His fair abode,
To come with power and might?

3
Because He came not then to reign
As sovereign here below;
He came to save man’s soul from sin,
Whence all his sorrows flow.

4
And did the Son of God most high,
Consent a Man to be?
And did that blessed Saviour die
For sinners such as we?

5
And did the Saviour freely give
His life for sinful men?
Yes, Jesus died that souls might live;
Oh, how He loved them then!