A man there lived in Galilee
A man there lived in Galilee. Somerset Lowry* (1855-1932).
According to Wesley Milgate* this hymn ‘was apparently first published in School Worship (1926), set to FOREST GREEN’ (Milgate, 1982, p. 88). In that version it had a refrain, which has been omitted in most subsequent books, though not in CP:
O Son of Man, O more than man,
Canst Thou our comrade be?
Then help us all, who hear Thy call,
To rise and follow Thee.
It had three stanzas, neatly celebrating the life, death and resurrection of Jesus Christ:
A man there lived in Galilee Unlike all men before,For he alone from first to last Our flesh unsullied wore;A perfect life of perfect deeds Once to the world was...
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