Down from His glory

Down from His glory,
  Ever living story,
My God and Savior came,
  And Jesus was His name.
Born in a manger,
  To His own a stranger,
A Man of sorrows, tears and agony.
  O how I love Him! How I adore Him!
My breath, my sunshine, my all in all!
The great Creator became my Savior,
  And all God’s fulness dwelleth in Him.
What condescension,
  Bringing us redemption;
That in the dead of night,
  Not one faint hope in sight,
God, gracious, tender,
  Laid aside His splendor,
Stooping to woo, to win, to save my soul.
Without reluctance,
  Flesh and blood His substance
He took the form of man,
  Revealed the hidden plan.
O glorious myst’ry,
  Sacrifice of Calv’ry,
And now I know Thou art the great “I AM.”
Judy Mansfield

Oklahoma, United States

Thank You precious Jesus. Woke up with this song on my heart, Such a blessing! Praise His holy name with all that is in me praise Him. For ever and ever!

David Gibson

Melbourne, FL, United States

Praise be to the God of Abraham, Isaac, Jacob, and of William Branham.



Oh how I love Him and adore Him, He was born in a manger, flesh and blood His substance, He was a Savior, He died in the cross. I love the song I've heard after Typhoon Yolanda. It's a good song. It gives me happiness. It helps me remember the birth and death of Jesus. Oh Lord Jesus. Amen!

James Tan


i have heard this song before and now I have the lyrics. I am going to sing it tonight as my testimony in my church home group. Many thanks for providing me with the lyrics and may God bless your wonderful services to mankind.

Steve Miller

Detroit, MI, United States

Willam E. Booth-Clibborn was the son of Arthur ("There is no gain but by a loss") and Kate ("Oh, tame me, Lord" & "No mortal tongue can e'er describe") Booth-Clibborn and grandson of William Booth, the founder of the Salvation Army. William E. was born in Switzerland while his parents were establishing the Salvation Army there. He was a Pentecostal preacher. See the other comments for personal accounts of people who knew him.


Mv, NY, United States

Satan has managed to remove these songs from the church, replacing them with shallow, irreverent songs with bad theology. Hence the Church has become weak, ineffective. Worship has become mundane.

Mike Thomas

My wife and I sing this song as a duet, she adds a little flare but we keep the basic music in tact. It's a great hymn that few people know about. Bless Mr. Booth for putting this to song.


Ontario, California, United States

O how I love Him! How I adore Him!

My breath, my sunshine, my all in all!

The great Creator became my Savior!

And all God’s fulness dwelleth in Him.


Aborlan, Palawan, Philippines

The most Christ-centered song ever told. It declares about the glorious God who decided to become human to save His elect people. My prayers to all the composers in our era to write like this amazing song. To God is the Glory!


Hamilton, New Zealand

The last line in the last verse says I AM. This was in Exo. 3:14 - And God said to Moses, I AM WHO I AM. And He said, Thus you shall say to the children of Israel,  I AM has sent me to you. Then in John 18:6 - When therefore He (Jesus) said to them, I am, they drew back and fell to the ground. Jesus claim to be not only the son but also the very God himself

The divine title I am denotes that God is the One who is self-existing and ever-existing and who depends on nothing apart from Himself.