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1. 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.

2. 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, the scorned, the lowly
lived on earth our Savior holy.

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4. For he is our lifelong pattern;
daily, when on earth he grew;
he was tempted, scored, rejected,
tears and smiles like us he knew.
Thus he feels for all our sadness,
and he shares in all our gladness.

5. And our eyes at last shall see him,
through his own redeeming love;
for that child who seemed so helpless
is our Lord in heaven above;
and he leads his children on
to the place where he is gone.

6. Not in that poor lowly stable,
with the oxen standing round,
we shall see him; but in heaven,
where his saints his throne surround:
Christ, revealed to faithful eye,
set a God's right hand on high.

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Eric Pazdziora Silver Spring, Maryland

Eric Pazdziora is a composer, pianist, writer, and worship leader, with works published and performed in a wide variety of venues. He holds an M.M. in music composition from the University of North Carolina—Greensboro, and a B.Mus. in sacred music composition from Moody Bible Institute. Eric's music and writing can be found at www.ericpazdziora.com. ... more

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