Once In Royal David's City

Written by: Cecil Frances Humphreys Alexander, Henry John Gauntlett

© Arr. 2010 Integrity Music | CCLI: 197156

Once In Royal David's City As sung by: Various


Original Key: D


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,

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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.
Mary was that mother mild,
Jesus Christ, her little child.

He came down to earth from heaven,
Who is God and Lord of all,
And His shelter was a stable,
And His cradle was a stall:
With the poor and meek and lowly
Lived on earth our Savior holy.

And through all His wondrous childhood
He would honor and obey,
Love and watch the lowly mother
In whose gentle arms He lay.
Christian children all should be
Mild, obedient, good as He.

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

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

Not in that poor lowly stable,
With the oxen standing by,
We shall see Him, but in heaven,
Set at God's right hand on high;
When like stars His children crowned,
All in white shall wait around.

Lyrics: Public Domain

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