Scripture Verse

She wrapped Him in cloths and placed Him in a manger. Luke 2:7

Introduction

Words: Jo­seph S. Cook, 1919.

Music: Tem­pus Ad­est Flor­i­dum from Pi­ae Can­ti­on­es, 1582 (🔊 pdf nwc).

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Lyrics

Gentle Mary laid her child lowly in a manger;
There He lay, the undefiled, to the world a stranger:
Such a babe in such a place, can He be the Savior?
Ask the saved of all the race who have found His favor.

Angels sang about His birth; wise men sought and found Him;
Heaven’s star shone brightly forth, glory all around Him:
Shepherds saw the wondrous sight, heard the angels singing;
All the plains were lit that night, all the hills were ringing.

Gentle Mary laid her child lowly in a manger;
He is still the undefiled, but no more a stranger:
Son of God, of humble birth, beautiful the story;
Praise His name in all the earth, hail the King of glory!