Friday, December 3, 2010

Once in Royal David's City


Once in royal Davids city, 
Stood a lowly cattle shed, 
Where a mother laid her Baby, 
In a manger for His bed: 
Mary was that mother mild, 
Jesus Christ, her little Child. 

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 mean, and lowly, 
Lived on earth our Saviour holy. 

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 cares when we are sad, 
And he shares when we are glad. 

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 is gone.

3 comments:

Adam said...

Thanks for posting I needed a reminder of why I'm here, I like the whole thing but the end is my favorite part.

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 is gone.

Have a Merry Christmas
Signed a Brother in The Lord
Adam :)

Sophie said...

I love this song! Thanks for the reminder: we shall see Him! I can't wait!

Sophie said...

I love this song! Thanks for sharing: we shall see HIM! I can't wait!