Song: It Is Jesus in Make Christ King

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Copyright 1909, by E. O. Excell

Published in Make Christ King (Copyright 1912, by W. E. Biederwolf)

Lyricist(s):
Chisholm, Thomas Obediah

Page 117
Format: Full words and music
Designation: 116
Verses: 4 verses

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It Is Jesus, #116

Lyrics

Verse 1
Behold! One cometh in the way,
In humble garments clad;
The poorest of the poor is He,
No pillow for His head;
The hungry, weak, sick and sad
In crowds about Him press, –
To ev’ry one He gives relief, –
What manner of man is this?

Chorus
It is Jesus, it is Jesus,
The Man of Galilee;
It is Jesus, blessed Jesus,
Jesus who died on Calvary.

Verse 2
What words of grace and truth He speaks,
Ne’er heard on earth before:
The burdened sinner hears that voice,
And feels his sins no more;
He calls the dead to life again,
Bids winds and billows cease, –
None other man such works hath done, –
What manner of man is this?

Verse 3
They lead Him forth to Calvary, –
O see Him bleed and die!
His parched lips are pleading now
For those who crucify!
His head is bowed, the cup has passed,
His Spirit finds release, –
He suffered thus for you and me, –
What manner of man is this?

Verse 4
But lo! what wondrous thing is done?
The grave has lost its dead!
To weeping ones He reappears,
When all their hopes had fled;
He lingers but a little while,
To comfort and to bless;
The heav’ns receive Him from their sight, –
What manner of man is this?