Scripture Verse

The unsearchable riches of Christ. Ephesians 3:8

Introduction

Words: Har­ry Lee, be­fore 1918.

Music: Brock­ham Jer­e­mi­ah Clarke, Di­vine Com­pan­ion, se­cond ed­i­tion, 1707 (🔊 pdf nwc).

If you know when this hymn was writ­ten, or where to get a good pho­to of Lee (head-and-shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els), would you ?

portrait
Jeremiah Clarke
(ca. 1659–1707)

Lyrics

My master was so very poor,
A manger was His cradling place;
So very rich my master was
Kings came from far to gain His grace.

My master was so very poor,
And with the poor He broke the bread;
So very rich my master was
That multitudes by Him were fed.

My master was so very poor,
They nailed Him naked to a cross;
So very rich my master was
He gave His all and knew no loss.