A manger, a cross, a grave

A manger, a cross, a grave

Author: Ada R. Habershon
Tune: [A manger, a cross, a grave]
Published in 2 hymnals

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1 A manger, a cross, a grave
Were all that the earth could give
To Him who had come to save,
Who suffered that we might live.

No room for Him, no room for Him,
In the crowded inn,
In the world of sin,
No room for the Lord of all.

2 The world had been made by Him,
Yet offered Him naught beside,
No room could they find for Him,
The Saviour was left outside. [Refrain]

3 He came to His own dear land,
Yet was by His own despised,
But they who received Him knew
Their King, who was thus disguised. [Refrain]

4 The manger, the cross, the grave,
Were each for a season lent,
Yet all things belonged to Him
The King who to Calv’ry went. [Refrain]

5 He never could make His home
Where sin sets its crimson stamp,
He calls us to follow Him,
To go forth without the camp. [Refrain]

Source: Alexander's Gospel Songs No. 8: Gospel song service #21

Author: Ada R. Habershon

Ada Ruth Habershon (1861-1918) was a Christian hymnist, probably best known for her 1907 hymn "Will the Circle Be Unbroken?" Ada R. Habershon was born in Marylebone, England on Jan­u­a­ry 8, 1861. Her father, Dr. Samuel Osborne Ha­ber­shon, was a noted physician; her mother was Grace Habershon. She was raised in Chelsea, London, in a Christian home. In her twenties, she was a member of the circle surrounding Charles Spurgeon. She met Dwight L. Moody and Ira D. Sankey in 1884 during their preaching tour of England. At their urging, she visited the United States, delivering a series of lectures on the Old Testament that were later published. Habershon's first foray into hymn writing came in 1899, when she wrote several hymns in the… Go to person page >

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First Line: A manger, a cross, a grave
Author: Ada R. Habershon



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Alexander's Gospel Songs No. 8 #21

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Songs of the Assembly #182

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