When Jesus left His Father's throne,

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CGS No.: 
264

Verse 1
When Jesus left His Father's throne,
He chose an humble birth;
Like us, unhonour'd and unknown,
He came to dwell on earth

Verse 2
Like Him may be found below,
In wisdom's path of peace;
Like Him in grace and knowledge grow,
As years and strength increase

Verse 3
Sweet were His words and kind His look,
When mothers round Him press'd;
Their infants in His arms He took,
And on His bosom bless'd

Verse 4
Safe from the world's alluring harms,
Beneath His watchful eye,
Thus in the circle of His arms
May we for ever lie

Verse 5
When Jesus into Salem rode,
The children sang around;
For joy they pluck'd the palms, and strow'd
Their garments on the ground

Verse 6
Hosanna our glad voices raise,
Hosanna to our King!
Should we forget our Saviour's praise,
The stones themselves would sing