HYMN Lyrics Text: Once In Royal David City | Christmas Song
1. Once in royal David’s city,
stood a lonely cattle shed,
Where a mother laid her baby
in a manger for His bed.
Mary was that mother mild,
Jesus Christ her little child.
2. He came down to earth from heaven
Who Is God and Lord of all.
And His shelter was a stable
and His cradle was a stall.
With the poor and meek and lowly,
lived on earth our saviour lowly.
3. And through all His wondrous childhood
He would honour and obey,
love and watch the lowly maiden
in whose gentle arms He lay.
Christian children all must be
mild, obedient, good as He.
4. For He is our childhood’s pattern.
Day by day like us He grew.
He was little, weak and helpless.
Tears and smiles like us He knew.
And He feeleth for our sadness,
And He shareth in our gladness.
5. And our eyes at last shall see Him
Through His own redeeming love.
For that child so dear and gentle,
is our Lord in heaven above.
And He leads His children on
to the place where he has gone,
6. Not in that poor lowly stable,
With the Oxen standing by.
We shall see him, but in heaven
Set at God’s right hand on high,
When like stars his children crown,
all in white shall wait round.