Scripture Verse

…wrapped in swaddling clothes, lying in a manger. Luke 2:12


Charles H. Gabriel

Words: Ada J. Blenk­horn, 1914.

Music: Charles H. Ga­bri­el (🔊 pdf nwc).

Ada J. Blenkhorn


No warm downy pillow His sweet head pressed,
No soft silken garments His fair form dressed;
He lay in a manger, this heavenly Stranger,
The precious Lord Jesus, the wonderful Child.


Thou heavenly Stranger, so gentle and mild,
Tho’ born in a manger, the Father’s own child;
We’ll worship before Thee,
And praise and adore Thee,
And sing the glad story again and again.

No jubilant clang of rejoicing bell
The glorious news to the world did tell;
But angels from glory sang sweetly the story
Of Bethlehem’s Stranger, the Savior of men.


All hail to Thee, Jesus, Thou Holy One!
All hail to Thee, Jesus! Jehovah’s Son;
While angels adore Thee,
We’ll worship before Thee,
Our blessèd Messiah, our Savior and King.