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ONCE IN ROYAL DAVID'S CITY

 

Verse 1:

Once in royal Davids 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.

 

Verse 2:

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.

 

Verse 3:

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 feels for all our sadness,

And He shares in all our gladness.

 

Verse 4:

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.

 

Verse 5:

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;

There His Children gather round

Bright like stars,

With glory crowned.