“Why Camest Thou Down Hither?”

“Why camest Thou down hither?”
Men ask with anger sneer;
“Why camest Thou down hither?”
We’d nail Thee to a Cross,
We will not hear Thy preaching,
Why camest Thou unto us?

“Why camest Thou down hither?”
The sinner ask in fear.
“Why camest Thou down hither?”
I’d flee,—but, oh , flee whither?
Were find camest Thou down hither?”
I cannot meet Thy face.

“Why camest Thou down hither?”
Was it to seek for me?
“Why camest Thou down hither?”
When I had hated Thee.
Why leave Thy throne in glory
For such a worm as I”
It was For me to die.