Scripture Verse

Ye shall find the Babe wrapped in swaddling clothes, lying in a manger. Luke 2:12

Introduction

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Adoration of the Shepherds
Gerard van Honthorst, 1622

Words: Jo­seph Hors­field, 1867.

Music: Spout Cot­tage Frank Thorpe (1892–1915) (🔊 pdf nwc).

If you know get a good pic­ture of Hors­field or Thorpe (head-and-shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els), would you ?

Lyrics

Remember the time when our Saviour was born,
No house for a home but a stable forlorn;
His birthplace no more than where oxen did lie,
Yet He for all people most surely did die.

So now He’s ascended to Heaven above
And there to all nations revealed His sweet love;
While angels before Him in rapture doth sing,
In hymns most delightful make Heaven to ring.

So now we will praise Him for what He hath done,
And trust in His mercy for what is to come;
Be true to your King while the battle is o’er,
Then we’ll sing Hallelujah to God evermore.