Scripture Verse

Ye shall find the babe wrapped in swaddling clothes, lying in a manger. Luke 2:12

Introduction

Words: Bri­an C. Ro­berts, in Ca­rols Old and Ca­rols New, by Charles L. Hut­chins (Bos­ton, Mas­sa­chu­setts: Par­ish Choir, 1916), num­ber 666.

Music: Brook­line A. Sty­ler Hough­ton (🔊 pdf nwc).

If you know where to get a good pho­to of Ro­berts or Hough­ton (head-and-shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els), would you ?

Lyrics

O lowly, sacred stable,
Where light divine is shed;
O humble little manger,
Where rests that infant head.
Teach us thy old, old story,
How Jesus Christ was born,
How angels sang their carols
Upon that Christmas morn.

O little star, outshining
All worlds in splendor bright,
O little star, revealing
Where rests incarnate light.
Now lead me to my Child King
Encradled here on earth,
The Maker, Monarch, Savior,
The King of heavenly birth.

O blessèd Babe of Mary,
We worship Thee our king.
O Deity incarnate,
To Thee our praise we sing.
Accept our heart’s devotion,
Receive our homage due,
Bestow on us Thy blessing,
Create our hearts anew.