He shall be called a Nazarene.@Matthew 2:23
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J. Lincoln Hall (1866–1930)

El­sie D. Yale, 1921. Some hym­nals give the au­thor as Grace Gor­don, Yale’s pseu­do­nym.

J. Lin­coln Hall (🔊 pdf nwc). Some hym­nals show the com­po­ser as Clyde Will­ard, one of Hall’s pseu­do­nyms.

Have ye been to Nazareth,
Lowly, yet so fair?
Yes, we sought His humble town,
Found our master there!
Did He dwell in palace fair,
Holding kingly sway?
Nay, we found a carpenter,
Toiling day by day!

Refrain

In life’s Nazareth we seek,
Christ, the Master meek,
In our toil from day to day,
Find our Lord for aye!

Did ye find at Nazareth,
Christ the Son of God?
Yea, He was the Son of Man,
Earthly paths He trod.
Did ye find a blessing there
Ever to abide?
Yea, by Him the toilsome tasks
E’er are glorified.

Refrain

Is there light from Nazareth,
Daily life to crown?
Yes, the glory streams afar,
Distant years adown.
Will the Lord of Nazareth,
Friend and comrade be?
All unseen He dwells with us,
As in Galilee!

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