Scripture Verse

By Him were all things created, that are in Heaven, and that are in earth, visible and invisible, whether they be thrones, or dominions, or principalities, or powers: all things were created by Him, and for Him. Colossians 1:16


John B. Dykes (1823–1876)

Words: Grace W. Hins­dale, Com­ing to the King (New York: An­son D. F. Ran­dolph, 1865), page 90.

Music: Be­ati­tu­do John B. Dykes, in Hymns An­cient and Mo­dern, 1875 (🔊 pdf nwc).

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If you know where to get a good pho­to of Hins­dale (head & shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els),

Grace W. Hinsdale (1833–1902)


That lit­tle Babe in Beth­le­hem,
Upon its mo­ther’s knee,
Created all the migh­ty worlds
Which o’er my head I see.

And this sweet earth I walk up­on,
Was made so bright and fair
By Je­sus Christ, the Son of God,
Who lies an in­fant there.

How could He leave His home on high,
To take that man­ger bed?
The an­gels long to spread their wings
Beneath His sac­red head.

O Je­sus! make my spir­it like
Thine in­fant heart so meek;
And shut my eyes to earth­ly good,
While things above I seek.