1 O Jesus my Lord, how sweetly you lie,
so far from home in heaven on high;
you come to do your Father's will,
to feel our pain, to cure our ill,
to live and serve, to love and die!

2 O Jesus my Lord, how sweetly you lie
a helpless babe in poverty;
you deign to share our earthly fate,
and by your grace illuminate
the valley of our misery!

3 O Jesus my Lord, how sweetly you lie
the Son revealed to human eye:
so light in us your flame of love
that we may lift our hearts above
to God, whom angels glorify!

4 O Jesus my Lord, how sweetly you lie
and show us God's humility:
accept the offering at our hands
of faithfulness to your commands,
and praise throughout eternity!

O Jesulein s O Jesulein mild, Tabulatur (1850) , tr. Michael Perry (1942 - 1996)
© Mrs B Perry/Jubilate Hymns
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