Posted: 25 December 2014

Advent: Once in Royal David's City

After all the waiting and preparing, the big day is here! Today we can greet the Lord, born this happy morning! Thank you so much for journeying with us through this Advent season, we have loved sharing it with you. 

Sing-a-long to Once in Royal David’s City

We leave you with a real treat, Once in Royal David’s City, beautifully sung by the choir of St John Baptist, Broughton.

As you listen along, why not ponder these questions and the depths of the lyrics:

God chose a shelter as a stable, with the poor, and mean, and lowly.

What does it mean to you that God chose to reveal himself in such a way to humanity?


This same baby, is now exalted and ‘Set at God's right hand on high’. 

How do you relate to an all-powerful God, knowing that he was once a child?



 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.

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 Saviour holy.


Not in that poor lowly stable,

With the oxen standing by,

We shall see Him; but in heaven,

Set at God's right hand on high;

Where like stars His children crowned

All in white shall wait around.

By Ben Palmer - Church team

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