1. Once in royal David’s cityStood a lowly cattle shed,Where a mother laid her babyIn 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 mean, and lowly,Lived on earth our Savior holy.
3. And our eyes at last shall see him,Through his own redeeming love;For that child so dear and gentleIs our Lord in heav’n above,And he leads his children onTo the place where he is gone.
Text: Cecil Frances Alexander, 1818–1895Music: Henry J. Gauntlett, 1805–1876
- Hymn Number
- Henry J. Gauntlett, 1805–1876.
- Cecil Frances Alexander, 1818–1895.
- Luke 2:4–7, 11–12, Mosiah 3:5–8
- 8 7 8 7 7 7