Jesus, Once of Humble Birth
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    Jesus, Once of Humble Birth

    Solemnly

    1. Jesus, once of humble birth,

    Now in glory comes to earth.

    Once he suffered grief and pain;

    Now he comes on earth to reign.

    Now he comes on earth to reign.

    2. Once a meek and lowly Lamb,

    Now the Lord, the great I Am.

    Once upon the cross he bowed;

    Now his chariot is the cloud.

    Now his chariot is the cloud.

    3. Once he groaned in blood and tears;

    Now in glory he appears.

    Once rejected by his own,

    Now their King he shall be known.

    Now their King he shall be known.

    4. Once forsaken, left alone,

    Now exalted to a throne.

    Once all things he meekly bore,

    But he now will bear no more.

    But he now will bear no more.

    Text: Parley P. Pratt, 1807–1857

    Music: Giacomo Meyerbeer, 1791–1864, adapted

    Luke 2:7

    Matthew 25:31