The babe lying in a manger.@Luke 2:16
Manger Scene
From The Bible Panorama
William A. Foster, 1891

Old French carol; translator unknown.

Gascon Carol, arranged by John Stainer (1840-1901) (🔊 pdf nwc).

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John Stainer (1840-1901)

Infant so gentle,
So pure and so sweet,
Love from Thy holy eyes
Children doth greet.
Tend’rest words fail all
Thy beauty to show,
We must adore Thee
If Thee we would know.

Infant so gentle,
So pure and so sweet,
See all the children who
Kneel at Thy feet.
Grant them Thy blessing,
O Baby divine,
Lead them unto Thee
And make them all Thine.