Author Topic: Add: Poverty


Posted - 19 Aug 04 - 01:24 pm

All poor men and humble,
All lame men who stumble
Come haste ye, nor feel ye afraid.
For Jesus our treasure,
With love past all measure,
In lowly poor manger was laid.

Though wise men who found him
Laid rich gifts around him,
Yet oxen they gave him their hay;
And Jesus in beauty
Accepted their duty;
Contented in manger he lay.

Then haste we to show him
The praises we owe him;
Our service he ne'er can despise:
Whose love still is able
To show us that stable
Where softly in manger he lies.

Source: Singing Together, Autumn 1966, BBC Publications


This Welsh carol is taken from the Oxford Book of Carols, (OUP)


Posted - 19 Aug 04 - 01:25 pm

This appears in Singing Together, Autumn 1966 edition.

Malcolm Douglas
Posted - 19 Aug 04 - 03:10 pm

The Oxford Book notes that the tune was reproduced "by permission of the Caniedydd Committee, Welsh Congregational Union". The English words are by Katharine Emily Roberts (1877-1962): "a free translation of the Welsh Carol O Deued Pob Cristion". - Oxford Book of Carols, no. 34.

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