In his rude manger bed sleeping

In his rude manger bed sleeping

Author: Palmer Hartsough
Tune: [In His rude manger-bed sleeping]
Published in 3 hymnals

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Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 In His rude manger-bed sleeping
See Him, the heavenly Child,
O’er Him her silent watch keeping,
Mary the mother, so mild;
Round Him the zephyrs are sighing,
O’er Him the bright halos shine;
Mother in wonder replying,
Baby, O Baby divine.

Mother, the Babe that thou holdest
Shall for a lost world atone;
Mother, the Son thou enfoldest
Scepters and kingdoms shall own.

2 Mother, a star now is rising,
Clear on the listening night;
See how its beauty surprising,
Makes all the heavens so bright;
Mother, it comes and is standing
Over thy poor manger-bed;
Wise men the way now are finding,
By it they hither are led. [Refrain]

3 See them, their treasures outpouring,
Gold, with their incense so sweet;
See them, in worship adoring,
Low at the little One’s feet;
Mother, so poor and so lowly,
Take the glad gifts that we bring;
He is the blessèd and holy,
He is the Savior and King. [Refrain]

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #10750

Author: Palmer Hartsough

Rv Palmer Hartsough USA 1844-1932. Born in Redford, MI, he attended Kalamazoo College and Michigan State Normal school (later MSU). He became an author, editor, lyricist, and librettist. After working as a traveling singing teacher in MI, IL, IA, OH, KY and TN, he opened a music studio in Rock Island, IL, around 1877, also directing music at a Baptist church there. In 1893, due to his poetic abilities, he moved to Cincinnati, OH, and joined the Fillmore Music Company, providing texts (over 1000) for their music. He also served as music director at the Bethel Mission and the 9th Street Baptist Church. He became a traveling song evangelist in 1903, and was ordained a Baptist minister in 1906, serving in Ontario, Canada, and MI from 191… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: In his rude manger bed sleeping
Author: Palmer Hartsough
Refrain First Line: Mother, the Babe that thou holdest
Copyright: Public Domain



The Cyber Hymnal #10750
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