Advent Hymnals


Christ in Song,

O Christian, if the needy poor
Have e'er unheeded been,
Beware, lest at thy closed door
The Saviour stood unseen!
Let heart and house be open thrown,
Thy gifts with others share;
Let holy charity be shown
To all who need thy care.

Then, while thy glance abroad is cast,
The Lord is by thy side;
For thro' the open door He passed,
When they were not denied.
And ere thy kindly heart could guess
Who entered by the door,
His gracious hands were raised to bless
Thy basket and thy store.

And He shall bless thee all life's day,
With His almighty love;
And crown thee in eternity
That waits the just above,
Where soon the pearly gates of light
His hand shall open throw
To all who now with Him unite
In ministry below.

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Title The Needy Poor
Key C Major
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First Line O Christian, if the needy poor
Author J. W. Hey
Year 1908
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Subjects Living His Life: Giving
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