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Robert J. Powell Once In Royal David's City

Anthems, Children's Music
Flute(s), Keyboard [organ/piano]
Children's Choir
Original Publication
Carols for Choirs
Moderately Easy
Suggested Uses(s)

Children's choir (unison), organ, and optional flute.
 A new tune for the famous Christmas hymn by Cecil F Alexander. Gentle and lilting.

 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,
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 mean, and lowly, lived on earth our Savior Holy,
Lived on earth our Savior Holy.

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


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


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