Once in royal david's city

INTRO:  C

 

 

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Once in royal David's city, 

Stood a lowly cattle shed.

Where a mother laid her baby, 

In a manger for His bed.

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Mary was that mother mild, 

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Jesus Christ, her little Child.

 

 

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He came down to earth from heaven, 

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Who is God and Lord of all,

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And His shelter was a stable, 

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And His cradle was a stall;

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With the poor and mean and lowly, 

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Lived on earth our Savior holy.

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For He is our childhood's pattern, 
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Day by day, like us, He grew.
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He was little, weak, and helpless, 
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Tears and smiles, like us, He knew;
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And he feeleth for our sadness, 
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And he shareth in our gladness.

 


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And our eyes at last shall see Him, 
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Through His own redeeming love.
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For that Child so dear and gentle, 
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Is our Lord in heaven above;
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And He leads His children on, 
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To the place where He is gone.

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Chord Sheet by Nathan Drake.

"Once In Royal Daivd's City" written by Cecil Frances Alexander in 1848.