Once in Royal
Text by: Cecil Frances Alexander (1818-1895)
Original Music: Henry J. Gauntlett (1805-1876)
Arrangement by: Lisa S. Powell
Arranged for SATB, Piano
Photo: White Flowers in Portland, OR by Ed Powell
Once in royal Davidís 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 mean, and lowly,
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 heavín above,
And he leads his children on
To the place where he is gone.