She brought forth her firstborn son, and wrapped Him in swaddling clothes, and laid Him in a manger; because there was no room for them in the inn.@Luke 2:7

Anonymous. Appeared in Salvation Army Songs and Music, Volume I, compiled by Evangeline Booth (New York: Salvation Army, 1917), number 152 (🔊 pdf nwc).

O wondrous grace! for guilty men
Was Jesus born in Bethlehem;
He laid aside His majesty,
And came to earth a man to be.

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My heart, so like the manger lowly,
Is all unworthy, Lord, for Thee;
Yet, as Thy home, by grace made holy,
My heart forevermore shall be.

Men knew not in such humble form,
Their Lord to save in love had come;
Almost unheeded was the birth
Of our Redeemer on the earth.

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Tho’ He was rich, freely He gave
Up all, that He the lost might save;
Love, from the manger to the cross,
Made Him in gladness suffer loss.

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I love the Lord for stooping so,
I’m glad that He did ever go
Thro’ human life in human form,
And even shared with man His tomb.

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Like to the Lord, oh, may I be!
Like Him in His humility;
With love like His, to live alone,
To serve and bless the needy one.

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O let the song of praise ascend
To Jesus, who so low did bend;
Tell out the love that moved His heart,
That led Him e’en with life to part.

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