Scripture Verse

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


Words: Jo­seph S. Cook, 1919.

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

If you know where to get a good pho­to of Cook (head & shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els),


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!