The Hymns and Carols of Christmas

The Manger Babe

Words: S. C. Kirk

Music: Grant Colfax Tullar
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Source: I. H. Meredith and Grant Colfax Tullar, eds., The Bible School Hymnal. New York: Tullar-Meredith Co., 1907, p. 215.

1. There's a manger-Babe in a far off land,
But it holds the world in its infant hand;
Just a manger-Babe in its humble bed,
But a matchless crown is upon its head.

Chorus.
O manger-Babe, Thy lowly rest
More royal is than princely bed;
Best of earth's diadems would be
Only as dross on Thy Kingly head.

2. Just a manger-Babe, but it is the worth
Of the Father's love to the sons of earth;
'Tis a King that sleeps in the lowly stall, --
'Tis the King of Kings! 'tis the Lord of all. Chorus.

3. 'Tis the manger-Babe, 'tis the manger-King,
Unto Him all hail! unto Him we sing;
O the glad and joyful hosannas swell,
For the manger-King is Immanuel! Chorus.

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