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Hymn #639 - Once in Royal David's City (Click for full screen display)
Cecil Frances Alexander

Default Presentation Order #V1 V2 V3 V4 -
[V1]
 F/A           F/C     F   
 Once in royal David's city, 
  F      F/A    C7    F
 Stood a lowly cattle shed,||
 F/A           F/C       F   
 Where a mother laid her Baby,
 F    F/A    C7     F
 In a manger for His bed: ||
 Bb   F        C7     F 
 Mary was that mother mild,
 Bb     F           C7     F 
 Jesus Christ, her little Child.
 
 
[V2]
 
 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.
 
 
 
[V3]
 
 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.
 
 
[V4]
 
 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 crowned

 All in white shall wait around.

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