Scripture Verse

This shall be a sign unto you: You shall find the babe wrapped in swaddling clothes, lying in a manger. Luke 2:12

Introduction

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J. Lincoln Hall
(1866–1930)

Words: Lu­el­la Clark, in The Ser­vice of Praise, by Lin­coln Hall et al. (Phil­a­del­phia, Penn­syl­van­ia: Hall-Mack, 1900), num­ber 167.

Music: J. Li­ncoln Hall (🔊 pdf nwc).

If you know where to get a good pho­to of Clark (head-and-shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els), would you ?

Lyrics

A Babe in the manger,
A song in the sky;
On earth benediction,
Rejoicing on high.
A glory for Judah,
A wonderful Light,
To lighten the Gentiles
In sorrow and night.

Refrain

A Babe in the manger,
A song in the sky;
On earth benediction,
Rejoicing on high.

A Prince and a Savior,
Immanuel, King;
An unfailing kingdom
Of blessing to bring.
A kingdom of mercy,
Of love, and of peace,
Whose power shall ever
And ever increase.

Refrain

Glad dayspring from Heaven,
Break bright on our night;
For morning bring gladness,
For darkness give light.
Hail, Son of the Highest,
Redeemer divine;
Heav’n’s hosts are Thy heralds,
The star is Thy sign.

Refrain

Preparèd is Thy pathway,
In passion of pain;
Eternal Thy glory,
Eternal Thy reign.
Priest, Prophet and Savior;
Sing, hosts of the sky,
Shine, stars, at your brightest;
Redemption is nigh.

Refrain