The Hymns and Carols of Christmas

Jesus in the Stall

For Christmas

Words: English words by Rev. Richard R. Terry

Music: Old Flemish Carol melody

Source: Richard Runciman Terry, Two Hundred Folk Carols (London: Burns Oates & Washbourne Limited, 1933), Carol #128, p. 32.

1. Come ye shepherds, hear the call
Of your Jesus in the stall.
Come to Bethlehem,
To the Lord of us all.
From the snow He calls you in:
Claims you for His kin.
Come this marvel1 to view:
Here He lies in the stall for you.

2. Come ye wise men, hither bring
Gold and ev'ry precious thing.
Bring a diadem
For your Lord and your King.
Kneel ye now in homage meet
At His little feet.
Bring Him myrrh, incense rare,
As He lies in the stall, so fair.

3. Come good Christians, one and all,
To your Jesus in the stall.
Come to Bethlehem.
(Broken now Satan's thrall.)
Tenderly He calls you in
From a world of sin.
Bring Him hearts leal2 and true
As He lies in the stall for you.

Footnotes

1. Or "glad sight." Return

2. “Leal” is defined as loyal; faithful and true.

Sheet Music from Richard Runciman Terry, Two Hundred Folk Carols (London: Burns Oates & Washbourne Limited, 1933), Carol #128, p. 32.

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Sheet Music from Richard Runciman Terry, Old Christmas Carols. Part One. (London: Burns Oates & Washbourne Limited, n.d., ca. 1923), #7n, p. 10.

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