Scripture Verse

Where is He that is born King of the Jews? Matthew 2:2


Christopher Smart

Words: Chris­to­pher Smart (1722–1771).

Music: Hal­ton Hol­gate Will­iam Boyce, in A Col­lec­tion of Me­lo­dies, cir­ca 1765 (🔊 pdf nwc).

William Boyce


Where is this stupendous stranger?
Prophets, shepherds, kings, advise;
Lead me to my Master’s manger,
Show me where my Savior lies.

O most mighty, O most holy,
Far beyond the seraph’s thought,
Art Thou then so weak and lowly
As unheeded prophets taught?

O the magnitude of meekness!
Worth from worth immortal sprung,
O the strength of infant weakness,
If eternal is so young!

God all bounteous, all creative,
Whom no ills from good dissuade,
Is incarnate and a native
Of the very world He made.