Where is He that is born King of the Jews?@Matthew 2:2
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Christopher Smart (1722–1771)

Christopher Smart (1722–1771).

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

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William Boyce (1710–1779)

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.