"Once in Royal David's City" as written by Steve Abbott, Ian Tilley, Martin Neary, Traditional, and Writer / Unknown....
Once in royal David's city
Stood a lowly cattle shed
There 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, oppressed and wholly
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 heaven above
And He leads His children along
To the place that He is gone


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"Once in Royal David's City" as written by N Dp Willie Logan

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    General CommentI love this song with all my heart. I had never heard it before this album but it makes me wanna cry from happiness. No joke.
    Miss Miseryon July 03, 2006   Link
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    General Commentyes. there's not a lot to say about the meanings of this song. there's no metaphor to be unraveled. the earnesty and sincererity of love for this piece is evident, and i love it.
    jimhushpupon December 07, 2006   Link

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