Chords and Lyrics for Once in Royal David's City
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Music by Henry John Gauntlett Words by Cecil Frances Alexander VERSE 1 G D7 G D G Once in royal David's city, Em G Am D G Stood a lowly cattle shed, D7 G A7 D7 G Where a mother laid her Baby, Em G Am D G In a manger for His bed; C G D7 G Mary was that mother mild, C G Am D G Jesus Christ her little Child. VERSE 2 G D7 G D G He came down to earth from heaven, Em G Am D G Who is God and Lord of all; D7 G A7 D7 G And His shelter was a stable, Em G Am D G And His cradle was a stall; C G D7 G With the poor, and mean, and lowly C G Am D G Lived on earth our Saviour holy. VERSE 3 G D7 G D G And through all His wondrous childhood, Em G Am D G He would honour and obey, D7 G A7 D7 G Love, and watch the lowly maiden, Em G Am D G In whose gentle arms He lay; C G D7 G Christian children all must be C G Am D G Mild, obedient, good as He. VERSE 4 G D7 G D G For He is our childhood's pattern; Em G Am D G Day by day like us He grew; D7 G A7 D7 G He was little, weak and helpless, Em G Am D G Tears and smiles like us He knew; C G D7 G And He feeleth for our sadness, C G Am D G And He shareth in our gladness. VERSE 5 G D7 G D G And our eyes at last shall see Him, Em G Am D G Through His own redeeming love; D7 G A7 D7 G For that Child so dear and gentle Em G Am D G Is our Lord in heaven above; C G D7 G And He leads His children on C G Am D G To the place where He is gone. VERSE 6 G D7 G D G Not in that poor lowly stable, Em G Am D G With the oxen standing by, D7 G A7 D7 G We shall see Him; but in heaven, Em G Am D G Set at God's right hand on high; C G D7 G When like stars His children crowned, C G Am D G All in white shall wait around.
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|Banjo||A7 A Minor C Major D Major D7 E Minor G Major|
|Guitar||A7 A Minor C Major D Major D7 E Minor G Major|
|Mandolin||A7 A Minor C Major D Major D7 E Minor G Major|
|Piano||A7 A Minor C Major D Major D7 E Minor G Major|
|Ukulele||A7 A Minor C Major D Major D7 E Minor G Major|
Sheet Music for Once in Royal David's City
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