Scripture Verse

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

Introduction

portrait
Charles H. Gabriel
(1856–1932)

Words: Ada J. Blenk­horn, 1914.

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

portrait
Ada J. Blenkhorn
(1858–1927)

Lyrics

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.

Refrain

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.

Refrain

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.

Refrain