1 In a manger low, in cattle shed,
Lo, the King of Heaven lies;
While the twinkling stars are looking down
On the King of earth and skies.
While the angels are singing
A glad and glorious lay,
Telling of the King of kings
Who was born on Christmas Day;
Behold Him lying so lowly
In humble manger bed, and the bright stars
Are softly twinkling over His head.
2 Over all the world His glory shines,
With a light that naught can dim;
And the rays of love that rise today
Shall bring all the world to Him. [Refrain]
3 Over all His reign shall be complete,
When the glory of His life
Shall awaken chords of love that end
All the jarring tones of strife. [Refrain]
Charles Austin Miles (1868-1946)
Born: January 7, 1868, Lakehurst, New Jersey.
Died: March 10, 1946, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
Buried: Hillcrest Memorial Park, Sewell, New Jersey.
Pseudonym: A. A. Payn.
Miles attended the Philadelphia College of Pharmacy and the University of Pennsylvania. In 1892, he abandoned his career as a pharmacist and wrote his first Gospel song, “List ’Tis Jesus’ Voice” which was published by the Hall-Mack Company. He served as editor and manager at the Hall-Mack publishers for 37 years. In his own words:
It is as a writer of gospel songs I am proud to be known, for in that way I may be of the most… Go to person page >
Display Title: While Angels SingFirst Line: In a manger low, in cattle shedTune Title: [In a manger low, in cattle shed]Author: Charles Austin MilesSource: Ideal Sunday-School Hymns by J. Lincoln Hall, C. Austin Miles and Adam Geibel (New York: Hall-Mack, 1913)