Scripture Verse

This man was the Son of God. Mark 15:39


Words: Hen­ry W. Bak­er, 1852. First pub­lished in Hymns An­cient and Mo­dern, 1861.

Music: St. He­le­na (Mil­grove) Ben­ja­min Mil­grove, 1769 (🔊 pdf nwc).

If you know where to get a good pic­ture of Milgrove (head & shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els),

Henry W. Baker (1821–1877)


Lord Je­sus, God and man,
For love of man a child,
The very God, yet born on earth
Of Mary undefiled.

Lord Je­sus, God and man,
In this our festal day
To Thee for precious gifts of grace
Thy ransomed people pray.

We pray for childlike hearts,
For gentle, holy love,
For strength to do Thy will below
As angels do above.

We pray for simple faith,
For hope that ne­ver fails,
For true communion ev­er­more
With all Thy blessèd saints.

On friends around us here
O let Thy blessing fall;
We pray for grace to love them well,
But Thee beyond them all.

O joy to live for Thee!
O joy in Thee to die!
O very joy of joys to see
Thy face eternally!

Lord Je­sus, God and man,
We praise Thee and adore,
Who art with God the Fa­ther One,
And Spir­it ev­er­more.