In the Lowly Manger Lying

In the lowly manger lying

Author: George Cooper
Tune: [In the lowly manger lying]
Published in 3 hymnals

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Representative Text

1. In the lowly manger lying,
See, the lovely Babe appears!
Round Him beams the light undying,
And His smile thro’ darkness cheers!

Angels wake the blessèd chorus,
Lo! the night hath passed away!
See, the King who reigneth o’er us
Was a Babe on Christmas day!

2. Wond’ring shepherds watching nightly,
Saw the star above them shine,
And it led them, gleaming brightly,
To the Lord of love divine! [Refrain]

3. Tell the sweet and wondrous story,
How the Son of God on high,
Left His home of peace and glory,
In the realms beyond the sky! [Refrain]

4. Sing of how He came to mortals
Thro’ His love and kindliness!
How He opened Heav’n’s bright portals,
All His children there to bless! [Refrain]

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #4002

Author: George Cooper

George Cooper, poet, was born in the city of New York, May 14, 1840 son of John and Hepzibah Cooper, He was educated in the public schools of his native city, and afterwards studied law under the late Chester A. Arthur. After practicing for a short time, he renounced his profession to devote himself to the vocation to which his natural gifts inclined him. In his early years, he had developed a taste for writing, and before his sixteenth year had begun to contribute acceptable verses to several leading magazines. Encouraged by the success that met his early productions, he wrote constantly, and became a regular contributor to such periodicals as “The Independent,” “Harpers’ Young People,” and “Harper’s Magazine,” “Atlantic… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: In the lowly manger lying
Title: In the Lowly Manger Lying
Author: George Cooper
Language: English
Refrain First Line: Angels wake the blessed chorus
Copyright: Public Domain



The Cyber Hymnal #4002
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