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In a manger laid so lowly

In a manger laid so lowly

Author: J. H. Kurzenknabe
Tune: [In a manger laid so lowly]
Published in 10 hymnals

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1. In a manger laid so lowly,
Came the Prince of Peace to earth;
While a choir of angels holy
Sang to celebrate His birth.
Glory in the highest,
Sang the glad angelic strain:

Glory in the highest,
Peace on earth, good will to men,
Peace on earth, good will to men.

2. As the wise men from far Persia
Brought rich gifts to Jewry’s King,
Grateful love, a richer treasure,
Would we as our offering bring.
Glory in the highest,
Let us join th’angelic strain; [Refrain]

3. Where Christ’s joyful kingdom cometh,
Deserts blossom as the rose;
And God’s gracious rain descendeth,
Where the coral island grows.
Glory in the highest,
Once more sing th’angelic strain: [Refrain]

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #2955

Author: J. H. Kurzenknabe

Kurzenknabe, John Henry. (Muenchhof, Kurhessen, Germany, June 18, 1840--April 13, 1927, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania). German Reformed layman. His parents died of cholera when he was five, and he was placed in a boarding school. When 14, he came to the United States with his violin and his share ($500) of his parents' estate. During the 48-day voyage, he attended an elderly sick woman, a Mrs. Ziegler from Wilkes-Barre, Penn., whose family helped him settled in the States. He attended Wyoming Seminary nearby, where he studied music and perfected his English. Even before graduation, he taught violin and began teaching singing classes in the area. In 1856, William B. Bradbury came to Wilkes-Barre for a six-week musical institute. He was so impress… Go to person page >

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First Line: In a manger laid so lowly
Author: J. H. Kurzenknabe



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