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Jesus, Once of Humble Birth

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Lyrics by Parley P. Pratt; Music by Giacomo Meyerbeer; Arranged by Sally DeFord

This arrangement is part of the “Jesus, Once of Humble Birth” cantata. 


Jesus, once of humble birth
Now in glory comes to earth
Once he suffered grief and pain
Now he comes on earth to reign

Once a meek and lowly lamb
Now the Lord, the great I Am
Once upon the cross he bowed
Now his chariot is the cloud

Jesus, once of humble birth
Now in glory comes to earth
Once rejected by his own
Now their King he shall be known

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  1. Mele Lasike

    This is such a beautiful piece!! The chords that balance out with the harmony, truly a beautiful uplifting piece of work. Thank you Sally.. thank you for your inspiration and for sharing. I play this particular piece and tear up each time. We will try to master this for our stake choir and upcoming stake conference… hopefully we can record this.. and I shall post it as I see there are no recordings of performance or accompaniment track available. Thank you again for sharing and sharing your talent of music for free! We truly are blessed.

    • Sally DeFord

      Hi Mele! Please do post it if you get it recorded. I’d love love love to hear it. <3

  2. Liz

    Hi I’m trying to scrape a choir together with a very limited musical ability. I really need to listen to the muisic first as I cant tell from the sheet music how the music sounds. Am I missing how to dothison your website? I cant see how to listen to the music. Can you help?

    • Jolinda

      This piece doesn’t appear to have a recording. This piece may be difficult for your choir if you have a short period of time to put it together and they are beginners. Best of luck!


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