Cradled in a Manger

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1. Cradled in a manger, meanly,
Laid the Son of Man His head;
Sleeping His first earthly slumber
Where the oxen had been fed.
Happy were those shepherds listening
To the holy angel’s word;
Happy they within that stable
Worshipping their infant Lord.

2. Happy all who hear the message
Of His coming from above;
Happier still who hail His coming,
And with praises greet His love.
Blessèd Savior, Christ most holy,
In a manger Thou didst rest;
Canst Thou stoop again, yet lower,
And abide within my breast?

3. Evil things are there before Thee;
In the heart, where they have fed,
Wilt Thou pitifully enter,
Son of Man, and lay Thy head?
Enter, then, O Christ most holy;
Make a Christmas in my heart;
Make a heaven of my manger:
It is heaven where Thou art.

4. And to those who never listened
To the message of Thy birth,
Who have winter, but no Christmas
Bringing them Thy peace on earth,
Send to these the joyful tidings;
By all people, in each home,
Be there heard the Christmas anthem;
Praise to God, the Christ has come!

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #1085

Author: George Stringer Rowe

Rowe, George Stringer, was born at Margate in 1830, and educated for the Wesleyan Ministry at Didsbury College. He entered the Wesleyan Ministry in 1853, and has since held important appointments at Ipswich, Hull, Southport, Leeds, Edinburgh, London, &c. In 1888 he was appointed to the chair of Pastoral Theology in Headingley College, Leeds. He was the author of "Life of John Hunt, &c."; "At His Feet"; "On His Day"; "The Psalms in Private Devotion"; and "Alone with the Word." His hymns include:— 1. Behold Thy youthful army. 2. Come, children all and praise. 3. Cradled in a manger meanly. 4. When they brought little children. These hymns were written for Sunday School Anniversaries, and were included in the Methodist Sunday Sc… Go to person page >

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The Cyber Hymnal #1085

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