88. Once in Royal David's City

1 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.

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 Savior holy.

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 feeleth for our sadness,
And he shareth in our gladness.

Text Information
First Line: Once in royal David's city
Title: Once in Royal David's City
Author: Cecil F. Alexander
Meter: 8.7.8.7.8.7.
Publication Date: 1996
Scripture:
Topic: Children; Christmas; Story of Jesus (1 more...)
Tune Information
Name: IRBY
Composer: Henry John Gauntlett
Harmonizer: David Budmen (1995)
Meter: 8.7.8.7.8.7.
Key: F Major



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