The Son Of God His Glory Hides


The Son of God his glory hides
to dwell with parents poor;
and he who made the heavens abides
in dwelling-place obscure.

Those mighty hands that stay the sky
no earthly toil refuse;
and he who set the stars on high
an humble trade pursues.

He in whose sight the angels stand,
at whose behest they fly,
now yields himself to man’s command,
and lays his glory by.

For this thy lowliness revealed,
Jesu, we thee adore,
and praise to God the Father yield
and Spirit evermore.