Scripture Verse

[He] took upon Him the form of a servant, and was made in the likeness of men.@Philippians 2:7

Introduction

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John B. Dykes
(1823–1876)

Words: Har­ry W. Far­ring­ton, 1910. This was a Har­vard Prize Hymn.

Music: St. Ag­nes John B. Dykes, in Hym­nal for Use in the Eng­lish Church, by John Grey, 1866 (🔊 pdf nwc).

Alternate Tunes:

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Harry W. Farrington
(1879–1930)

Lyrics

I know not how that Bethlehem’s Babe
Could in the Godhead be;
I only know the manger Child
Has brought God’s life to me.

I know not how that Calvary’s cross
A world from sin could free;
I only know its matchless love
Has brought God’s love to me.

I know not how that Joseph’s tomb
Could solve death’s mystery;
I only know a living Christ,
Our immortality.