Words by Mabel Jones Gabbott
Music by Michael F. Moody
1. Gentle Jesus in the manger
Came to teach us all to care
For each other, for the stranger,
Came to show us love and prayer
2. Gentle Jesus, Holy Baby,
Born in little Bethlehem.
Shepherds brought their gifts to praise him,
Magi left him precious gems.
3. Gentle Jesus in the starlight,
Heav’nly angels sang his birth.
Gentle Jesus in the stable,
Lord of heav’n and Lord of earth.
This song may be performed as a piano duet by playing the melody up an octave.
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