The Invitation

Jesus once lay in the manger

Author: Lydia Baxter
Tune: BELLEFONTAINE NEIGHBORS
Published in 3 hymnals

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Audio files: MIDI

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Teachers:
Jesus once lay in the manger,
Little ones, for you and me;
Holy angels stood in wonder,
Thus the Lord of life to see.
From the starry heights of Heaven
Music floated all around;
And the theme to man was given,
Peace on earth! O joyful sound!

Children:
Joyful sound! our happy voices
Gladly join the sweet refrain,
Jesus came, and earth rejoices
In the blessèd Savior’s name.

Author: Lydia Baxter

Baxter, Lydia, an American Baptist, was b. at Petersburg, N. York, Sep. 2, 1800, married to Mr. Baxter, and d. in N. Y. June 22, 1874. In addition to her Gems by the Wayside, 1855, Mrs. Baxter contributed many hymns to collections for Sunday Schools, and Evangelistic Services. Of these, the following are the best known:— 1. Cast thy net again, my brother. Patient toil. Given in the Royal Diadem, N. Y., 1873. 2. Go, work in my vineyard. Duty. Also given in the Royal Diadem, 1873, and Mr. Sankey's S. & Solos, No. 4. 3. I'm kneeling, Lord, at mercy's gate. Lent. In Coronation Hymns, &c, N. Y., 1879. 4. I'm weary, I'm fainting, my day's work is done. Longing for rest. Royal Diadem. 1873. 5. In the fadeless s… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Jesus once lay in the manger
Title: The Invitation
Author: Lydia Baxter
Meter: 8.7.8.7.8.7 D
Source: Sabbath Carols (New York: Brown & Perkins, 1868)
Language: English
Refrain First Line: Joyful sound
Copyright: Public Domain

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The Cyber Hymnal #10869
  • PDF (PDF)
  • Noteworthy Composer Score (NWC)

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