Maker Of The Sun And Moon

The words and lyrics of the old Christmas carol 'The Maker Of The Sun And Moon' were by Laurence Housman (1865-1959). Laurence Housman was born on the 18th July 1865 in Worcestershire, England.

Maker Of The Sun And Moon
Christmas Carol Lyrics

The Maker of the sun and moon,
The Maker of our earth,
Lo! late in time, a fairer boon,
Himself is brought to birth!

How blest was all creation then,
When God so gave increase;
And Christ, to heal the hearts of men,
Brought righteousness and peace!

No star in all the heights of heaven
But burned to see Him go;
Yet unto earth alone was given
His human form to know.

His human form, by man denied,
Took death for human sin:
His endless love, through faith descried,
Still lives the world to win.

O perfect love, outpassing sight,
O light beyond our ken,
Come down through all the world tonight,
And heal the hearts of men!

Maker Of The Sun And Moon
Christmas Carol Lyrics

Housman studied Art in London and his first job was with a Publishing company as a book illustrator. He then started writing plays, noels poems and hymns. This carol was first published in the The English Hymnal in 1906.

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