132B. Once In Royal David's City, When the King Was in Distress

Text Information
First Line: Once in royal David's city
Title: Once In Royal David's City, When the King Was in Distress
Author: Michael Morgan
Language: English
Publication Date: 2012
Topic: Anniversaries; Biblical Names and Places: David; Biblical Names and Places: Ephrathah (22 more...)
Copyright: © 2011 Michael Morgan, admin. Faith Alive Christian Resources
Notes: The opening line (taken from a Christmas carol by Cecil F. Alexander) and the tune IRBY will make a solid connections with the Christmas carol “Once in Royal David’s City.” Although it may be associated with and sung in Christmastide, it should not be limited to such a use. At any time that the psalm is being preached or contemplated, the text will make a natural link for singers between God’s promises to David and the fulfillment of these promises in Christ.
Tune Information
Name: IRBY
Composer: Henry J. Gauntlett (1849)
Key: F Major

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