Scripture Verse

She gave birth to her firstborn, a son. She wrapped Him in cloths and placed Him in a manger, because there was no room for them in the inn. Luke 2:7

Introduction

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Fanny Crosby
(1820–1915)

Words: Fan­ny Cros­by, in The Bap­tist Hym­nal, for Use in the Church and Home, ed­it­ed by How­ard Doane & Eli­as H. John­son (Phil­a­del­phia, Penn­syl­vania: Am­er­i­can Bap­tist Pub­li­ca­tion So­ci­e­ty, 1883), num­ber 111.

Music: Ad­o­ra­tion (Doane) W. How­ard Doane, 1883 (🔊 pdf nwc).

Alternate Tune:

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The Nativity
John S. Copley (1737–1815)

Lyrics

In a lowly manger sleeping,
Calm and still a Babe we see,
’Tis the Holy Child of promise,
Light of all the world is He.

Holy angels sing His welcome
In the realms of glory bright,
While the morning stars around Him
Fall in soft and tender light.

Blessèd Savior, dear Redeemer,
King of Judah, Prince of Peace,
Rock of Ages, Star of nations,
Thy dominion ne’er shall cease.