Christ My Song - 2003
Listen to the wondrous story
(Ellin Isabelle Tupper/Johannes Thomas Rüegg)
Listen to the wondrous story.
1. Listen to the wondrous story,
how, upon the Christmas morn,
Jesus left the realms of glory,
as a little babe was born;
left those bright and happy regions,
of his Father's home above,
and the glorious angel legions,
in his great and boundless love! PDF - Midi
2. Came into a lowly manger,
dwelt beneath a humble shed,
and, among his own a stranger,
knew not where to lay his head;
went from city unto city,
all his life was doing good,
weeping o'er his friend with pity,
when beside the grave he stood.
3. Love all human love exceeding
brought him to a cruel death;
even then, though hanging bleeding
on the cross, his latest breath
spent he for his murderers, praying
to his Father to forgive;
to the thief repentant saying,
"Thou in Paradise shalt live!"
4. Oh, what love in God the Father
to bestow his only Son!
Oh, what love in Christ, who rather
than the world should be undone,
came himself to seek and save us,
came to claim us for his own;
freely all our sins forgave us,
raised us to his glorious throne!
Ellin Isabelle Tupper, in: Philip Schaff: Christ in Song, 1870, 346-347.