For those of you who follow the Christian Year next Sunday should be the beginning of the Advent season. Here is a hymn for you to consider during the coming month. It is sung to the tune of Burn’s song Ye banks and braes.
Oh sweetly sings the servant girl
As she pours out her humble cry.
It is my Lord come down to me
How great His love for such as I.
For I am poor of humble lot
Too young to know the pains of life,
That I should bring the Son of God
Into a world of hurt and strife.
And yet I know what I must do
Before a world so deep in sin.
I’ll bear the hurt, the sneers, the taunts
So that the Christ may enter in.
It is the plan of Him on high
Who answers to His people’s pain.
So gladly I accept His will
That all the world should know the gain.
This painful honour is my choice
And through it, all will know His love.
As one of us He takes on flesh
And leaves His glory far above.
He comes, my son and Lord, to serve,
We wait with longing for no more.
True God, true man, among us walks
Rejected, shunned, yet we adore.
T. Ye banks and braes