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Come to the Manger

He lies mid the beasts of the stall

Author: Anonymous
Tune: [He lies 'mid the beasts of the stall]
Published in 5 hymnals

Printable scores: PDF, MusicXML
Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

Come, come, come to the manger,
children, come, to the children’s King;
sing, sing, chorus of angels,
star of morning o’er Bethlehem sing.

1 He lies ’mid the beasts of the stall,
who is Maker and Lord of us all,
the wintry wind blows cold and dreary,
see, he weeps, the world is weary;
Lord, have pity and mercy on me! [Refrain]

2 He leaves all his glory behind,
to be Savior of all humankind,
with grateful beasts his cradle chooses,
thankless world his love refuses;
Lord, have pity and mercy on me! [Refrain]

3 To the manger of Bethlehem come,
to the Saviour Emmanuel’s home;
the heav’nly hosts above are singing,
set the Christmas bells a-ringing,
Lord, have pity and mercy on me! [Refrain]

Source: Complete Anglican Hymns Old and New #112

Author: Anonymous

In some hymnals, the editors noted that a hymn's author is unknown to them, and so this artificial "person" entry is used to reflect that fact. Obviously, the hymns attributed to "Author Unknown" "Unknown" or "Anonymous" could have been written by many people over a span of many centuries. Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: He lies mid the beasts of the stall
Title: Come to the Manger
Author: Anonymous
Meter: Irregular
Language: English
Refrain First Line: Come, come come to the manger
Copyright: Public Domain



The Cyber Hymnal #935
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Complete Anglican Hymns Old and New #112

Hymns Old and New #89


The Cyber Hymnal #935

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