Song of the Creche

Sing of a stable built on a hill

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

Representative Text

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.

Source: The Song Lingers On: new hymns for our journey of faith #18

Author: Mary Nelson Keithahn

Mary Nelson Keithahn, a retired United Church of Christ ordained pastor and church educator, has been a curriculum writer-editor, journalist, and lyricist for musical dramas and anthems. She still works out of her home in Rapid City, South Dakota, as a free-lance writer. In 2016 she published Elfie: Adventures on the Midwest Frontier, a chapter book for children, and Embracing the Light: Reflectioins on God’s Holy Word, a collection of meditations for individual or small group use. Augsburg Fortress also published Sing the Stories of God’s NEW People, the third in a trilogy of Bible story-based collections of songs for young children, written with her longtime colleague, John D. Horman. The two have written over a hundred hymns togethe… 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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The Song Lingers On #18

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