319. Child in the manger

1 Child in the manger,
infant of Mary;
outcast and stranger,
Lord of all!
Child who inherits
all our transgressions,
all our demerits
on him fall.

2 Once the most holy
child of salvation
gently and lowly
lived below;
now, as our glorious
mighty Redeemer,
see him victorious
over each foe.

3 Prophets foretold him,
infant of wonder;
angels behold him
on his throne;
worthy our Saviour
of all their praises;
happy for ever
are his own.

Text Information
First Line: Child in the manger
Author: Mary Macdonald, 1789-1872
Translator: Lachlan Macbean, 1853-1931
Meter: 55.53 D
Language: English
Publication Date: 1999
Scripture: ; ; ; ; ; ;
Topic: Christmas; Humility; Hymns Specially Suitable for Children (5 more...)
Tune Information
Arranger: Lawrence Francis Bartlett, 1933
Meter: 55.53 D
Key: C Major
Source: Gaelic melody
Copyright: Arrangement © L. F. Bartlett

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