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Cradled in Manger

Cradled in manger the Christ-child is sleeping

Author: James Humphris
Tune: [Cradled in manger the Christ-child is sleeping]
Published in 2 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 Cradled in manger the Christ-child is sleeping,
Shadows are creeping, soon daylight will die;
Guarded from danger the Babe rests till morning;
With hand rais’d in warning the mother is nigh.

Lullaby, lullaby,
Winds are sighing, day is dying,
Lullaby, lullaby,
Mother watches near;
Tho’ a manger be Thy bed,
Angles hover o’er Thy head;
Soon will come the morning red,
Lullaby, lullaby!

2 What is He dreaming, the Christ-child so tender;
Born but to render His life for our need?
What hope is gleaming, what vision entrancing
Of mankind advancing where Jesus shall lead? [Refrain]

3 Moments are flying, soon Christ shall awaken,
Lov’d unforsaken, acclaim’d by His own.
Praises undying are echoing near Him;
All ye who do fear Him draw near to His throne. [Refrain]

Source: The Excelsior Hymnal #224

Author: James Humphris

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Text Information

First Line: Cradled in manger the Christ-child is sleeping
Title: Cradled in Manger
Author: James Humphris
Language: English
Refrain First Line: Lullaby, lullaby
Publication Date: 1913
Copyright: Public Domain



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The Excelsior Hymnal #224

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The Festival Song Budget, Christmas #FS3

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