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Martha Jones Burford Dost Thou in a Manger Lie

Categories
Anthems
Instrument(s)
Handbells, Keyboard [organ/piano]
Voicing
SAB
Difficulty
Easy
Suggested Uses(s)
Description

SAB Choir, Keyboard, single handbell, and optional windchimes. A captivating chant-like melody coupled with the tune: Picardy (Let All Mortal Flesh). What a beautiful piece to convey the holy mystery of the Nativity. Easy, poignant, and a marvelous addition to your Christmas Eve or Lessons and Carols service.

Dost Thou in a manger lie, who hast all created,
Stretching infant hands on high, Savior, long awaited?
If a monarch, where Thy state? Where Thy court on Thee to wait?
Royal purple where?
Here no regal pomp we see; Naught but need and penury;
why thus cradled here?

"For the world a love supreme brought me to this stable?
all creation to rtedeem, I alone am able.
By this lowly birth of mine, sinner, riches shall be thine,
matchless gifts and free;
Willingly this yoke I take, and this sacrifice I make,
heaping joys for thee."

Christ, we raise with voices bold, laud and honor raising;
for these mercies manifiold join the hosts in praising;
Father, glory be to thee for thy wondrous charity
of thy Son, our Lord.
Better witness to thy worth, purer sacrifice on earth,
angels's songs afford.

Contact

Mark Schweizer
P.O. Box 249
Tryon, North Carolina 28782
Phone 828.859.0323
Toll Free 877.822.0304

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