Child in the Manger

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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
o'er each foe.

3 Prophets foretold Him,
infant of wonder;
angels behold Him
on His throne;
worthy our Savior
of all our praises;
happy forever
are His own.

Source: Celebrating Grace Hymnal #112

Author: Màiri Nic a' Phearsain

Born March, 1821, to Iain Domhnallach [i.e. John Macdonald] on Isle of Skye, Scotland. Known also as Mary Macdonald, Mary Macpherson and Mairi Mhor nan Oran (Great Mary of the Songs). Married Isaac Mac a’ Phearsain [i.e. Macpherson]. Dianne Shapiro, from "Mairi Mhor nan Oran" and LOC Name Authority File Go to person page >

Translator: L. Macbean

Born: November 6, 1853, Tigh-na-coille Kiltarlity, Invernessshire, Scotland. Died: January 24, 1931, Kirkcaldy, Scotland. Macbean edited The Fifeshire Advertiser in Kirkcaldy. He was actively involved in resurrecting almost forgotten Gaelic songs. His works include: Kirkcaldy Burgh Records Lessons on Gaelic Songs and Hymns of the Gael (Edinburgh, Scotland: 1888) Sources: Reynolds, p. 364  Go to person page >

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BUNESSAN is a Gaelic tune that was first published (melody only) in Lachlan Macbean's <em>Songs and Hymns of the Gael</em> (1888) as a setting for Mary Macdonald's carol "Child in the Manger." The tune is named after Macdonald's birthplace on the Isle of Mull, Sc…

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