Song of the Creche

Sing of a stable built on a hill

Author: Mary Nelson Keithahn (1999)
Published in 1 hymnal

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Sing of a stable built on a hill,
animals waiting, quiet and still,
next to a manger fragrant with hay,
ready to welcome Jesus their way.

Sing Noel! Sing Noel!
Lift up your voice!
Come now to Bethlehem,
come and rejoice!

Sing of young Mary, weary and worn,
knowing that Jesus soon would be born,
seeking in Joseph's tender embrace
strength to bring forth her child of God's grace.

Sing of the shepherds watching their sheep
out on the hillside, rugged and steep,
listening to heaven's glorious song,
trusting an angel never is wrong.

Sing of the wise men scanning the sky,
spying the star-sign shining on high,
starting their journey, led by that star,
bringing to Jesus gifts from afar.

Sing of the baby, sweet little boy,
laid in a manger, welcomed with joy.
Sing of the Savior he will become.
His name is Jesus, God's promised one.

Author: Mary Nelson Keithahn

Mary Nelson Keithahn, a United Church of Christ minister and church education specialist, works out of her home in Rapid City, South Dakota as a curriculum writer-editor, journalist, and lyricist for musical dramas and anthems. She has also written over eighty hymns, and her texts are included in hymnals or supplements published by the Advent Christian Church, Calvin Institute of Christian Worship, Faith Alive Christian Resources, Alternatives for Simple Living/Selah, Episcopal Church, Presbyterian Church, United Church of Canada and the United Methodist Church. Mary is a Life Member and former board member of Choristers Guild and a Life Member of the Hymn Society in the United States and Canada. She is also a member of ASCAP. --mnk Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Sing of a stable built on a hill
Title: Song of the Creche
Author: Mary Nelson Keithahn (1999)
Meter: with refrain
Source: The Song Lingers On
Refrain First Line: Sing Noel! Sing Noel!


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