Cecil F. Alexander wrote a number of hymn texts on articles of the Apostles' Creed. This text, whose biblical source is Genesis 1:31 ("and God saw all that he had made, and it was very good"), is Alexander's explanation of the Creed's phrase "Maker of heaven and earth." The text was first published in her Hymns for Little Children (1848) in seven stanzas, one of which was:
The rich man in his castle,Read it all and then listen to it all.
The poor man at his gate,
God made them high and lowly
And ordered their estate
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