There was a man from Galilee
A carpenter was he,
Of virgin birth in Bethlehem
Who died at thirty-three;
Although acquainted with much grief
In him was found no sin,
But went about just doing good
For God was there with him.
From shore to shore where men were found
He taught with wisdom great,
To all men, the weary and meek,
He did increase their faith;
The Jews and Gentiles were made one
Likewise the free and slave,
For whoever called on his name
This man was sure to save.
From East and West, both near and far,
The sick in beds they came,
The deaf and dumb, the lepers too
Were made whole once again;
The dead he also raised from sleep
The blind he made to see,
He fed the hungry multitude
And none did pay a fee.
Great and marvelous was his fame
Which like wild fire blazed,
The Orthodox with envy green
These foes their eyebrows raised;
They falsely accused and condemned
Him, who guiltless was found,
And nailed him fast upon a cross
With thorns his head they crown'd.
Being found obedient to death
God raised him up again
That all things in Heaven and Earth
They would bow at his name;
Now Lord of all he reigns above
And calls to men below,
That whoever in him believes
To Hell shall never go.
Now, from the life of Jesus Christ
Some lessons we will find,
Which in a quatrain I shall grave
For those who do not mind:
For such things we can't comprehend
Let's pray to God for light,
The humble and obedient hearts
Such are the Lord's delight.