Scripture Verse

…lying in a manger. Luke 2:12

Introduction

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Lizzie DeArmond (1847–1936)

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Words: Liz­zie De­Ar­mond, in Sun­ny Songs for Lit­tle Folks Num­ber One (Chi­ca­go, Il­li­nois: Hope Pub­lish­ing, 1908), num­ber 15.

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

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Charles H. Gabriel (1856–1932)

Lyrics

Within a man­ger peace­ful lies
The lit­tle Christ asleep,
While o’er Him mo­ther Ma­ry bends,
Her faith­ful watch to keep.

Refrain

Lullaby, lul­la­by,
Angels are sing­ing up in the sky;
Lullaby, lul­la­by,
Glory to God most high!

The shep­herds kneel around His bed
And gaze with won­d’ring eyes
Upon the Babe of Beth­le­hem,
The Lord of earth and skies.

Refrain

We can­not see His bless­èd face,
As wise men did of old,
But we can give to Him our love,
More pre­cious far than gold.

Refrain