And was the Saviour once a child,
A little child like me?
And was He humble, meek and mild,
As little ones should be?
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?
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.
And did the Son of God most high,
Consent a Man to be?
And did that blessed Saviour die
For sinners such as we?
And did the Saviour freely give
His life for sinful men?
Yes, Jesus died that souls might live;
Oh, how He loved them then!