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Once In Royal David's City Chords

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Original Key: D

Tempo: 0

Verse 1:
D    A7  D     A          D
Once in  royal David's ci-ty
       Bm   D/F#   G     A   D
Stood  a    lowly  cat – tle shed,
      A7  D      E7        A7  D
Where a   mother laid her  ba-by
   Bm   D      G   A    D
In  a   manger for His  bed.
G    D         Asus4   A    D
Mary was that  mo  –  ther mild,
G     D           G     A    D
Jesus Christ, her lit – tle child.

Verse 2:
D  A7   D        A             D
He came down to earth from hea-ven,
    Bm  D/F#     G    A   D
Who is  God  and Lord of  all;
    A7  D       E7    A7  D
And His shelter was a sta-ble
    Bm   D      G   A   D
And His  cradle was a stall.
G        D        Asus4   A   D
With the poor and meek   and lowly
G        D         G   A    D
Lived on earth our Sav-iour holy.

Verse 3:
D   A7      D       A              D
And through all His wondrous child-hood
   Bm    D/F#   G   A    D
He would honour and ob - ey,
     A7  D         E7    A7    D
Love and watch the lowly mot - her
   Bm    D      G    A  D
In whose gentle arms He lay.
G         D         Asus4    A     D
Christian children   all    should be
G         D        G     A  D
Mild, o - bedient, good  as He.

Verse 4:
D   A7  D      A                D
For He  is our childhood's patt-ern;
    Bm  D/F#        G   A   D
Day by  day   like  us  He grew;
   A7   D      E7       A7    D
He was little, weak and help-less;
      Bm  D           G  A  D
Tears and smiles like us He knew:
G      D       Asus4   A    D
And He feeleth for    our  sadness,
G      D       G   A   D
And He shareth in  our gladness.

Verse 5:
D   A7  D       A              D
And our eyes at last shall see Him
        Bm   D/F#    G    A   D
Through His  own  re-deem-ing love;
    A7   D         E7       A7  D
For that child, so dear and gen-tle,
   Bm   D      G   A     D
Is our Lord in hea-ven a-bove;
G      D         Asus4   A   D
And He leads His child - ren on
G      D           G  A   D
To the place where He has gone.

Verse 6:
D    A7   D        A          D
Not  in  that poor lowly sta-ble,
     Bm   D/F#    G    A     D
With the  oxen    stan-ding  by,
   A7    D        E7     A7    D
We shall see Him, but in hea - ven,
    Bm   D           G    A  D
Set at   God's right hand on high;
G         D        Asus4   A    D
There His children ga  -  ther round,
G           D           G   A   D
Bright like stars, with glo-ry  crowned.