1 Born as a stranger,
laid in a manger,
Jesus, the Lord of heaven and earth;
to us descending,
sinners befriending,
bring us to glory by your birth!

2 Infant so tender!
Gone is the splendour,
Jesus, that graced your Father's home;
our nature wearing,
our sorrows bearing,
poor and alone for us you come.

3 Lord of all lowliness,
perfect in holiness,
Jesus the Christ, of whom we sing;
we bow before you,
praise and adore you:
be our true saviour and our king!

Michael Perry (1942 - 1996)
© Mrs B Perry/Jubilate Hymns
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