183. [Once in royal David's city]

4 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 where he has gone.

Text Information
First Line: [Once in royal David's city]
Author: Cecil Frances Alexander
Publication Date: 1991
Notes: Once in Royal David's City (United Methodist Hymnal #250)
Tune Information
Name: IRBY
Composer: Henry J. Gauntlett
Composer (descant): David Willcocks
Key: F Major or modal
Copyright: Descant © 1970 Oxford University Press
Notes: Descant 2 - with harmonization #184 only (Vocal)



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