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Once, in royal david's city


    • Once, in royal david's city, 
    • Stood a lowly cattle shed, 
    • Where a mother laid her baby 
    • In a manger for His bed. 
    • Mary was that mother mild, 
    • Jesus Christ, her little child. 

    • He came down to earth from heaven, 
    • Who is God and Lord of all, 
    • And His shelter was a stable, 
    • And His cradle was a stall: 
    • With the poor and meek and lowly 
    • Lived on earth our Saviour holy. 

    • And through all His wondrous childhood 
    • He would honour and obey, 
    • Love and watch the lowly mother 
    • In whose gentle arms He lay. 
    • Christian children all should be 
    • Mild, obedient, good as He. 

    • For He is our childhood's pattern: 
    • Day by day like us He grew; 
    • He was little, weak and helpless; 
    • Tears and smiles like us He knew: 
    • And He feeleth for our sadness, 
    • And He shareth in our gladness. 

    • And our eyes at last shall see Him 
    • Through His own redeeming love; 
    • For that child, so dear and gentle, 
    • Is our Lord in heaven above; 
    • And He leads His children on 
    • To the place where He is gone. 

    • Not in that poor lowly stable, 
    • With the oxen standing by, 
    • We shall see Him, but in heaven, 
    • Set at God's right hand on high; 
    • When like stars His children crowned, 
    • All in white shall wait around. ......

  • Album: English Hymns, Artist: Cecil Frances Alexander , Language: English, Viewed: 738 times