Cecil Frances Alexander - Once In Royal Davids City chords

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Once In Royal David s City chords
H. Gauntlett / C. Alexander 1849

G    D7 G     C       D7 G
Once in royal David s city,
        Em    D7     G
stood a lowly cattle shed
D7      G      C        G
Where a mother laid her Baby,
     Em     D7      G
in a manger for His bed
C    G        Am     G
Mary was that mother mild,
C     G           D7     G
Jesus Christ, her little Child.

G  D7   G       C          D7 G
He came down to earth from heaven,
       Em      D7      G
who is God and Lord of all
D7      G       C     G
And His shelter was a stable,
        Em     D7    G
and His cradle was a stall
C        G         Am        G
With the poor, and mean, and lowly,
C        G         D7     G
lived on earth our Savior holy.

G    D7      G       C        D7   G
And, through all His wondrous childhood,
         Em    D7   G
he would honor and obey
D7       G         C     G
Love and watch the lowly maiden,
         Em     D7      G
in whose gentle arms He lay
C         G        Am       G
Christian children all must be,
C      G        D7      G
mild, obedient, good as He.

G   D7 G      C           D7  G
For He is our childhood's pattern;
       Em        D7     G
day by day, like us, He grew
D7     G       C         G
He was little, weak, and helpless,
          Em      D7         G
tears and smiles, like us He knew
C      G          Am     G
And He cares when we are sad,
C      G           D7     G
and he shares when we are glad.

G   D7  G       C          D7  G
And our eyes at last shall see Him,
            Em    D7      G
through His own redeeming love
D7       G        C        G
For that Child so dear and gentle,
       Em      D7      G
is our Lord in heaven above
C      G         Am       G
And He leads His children on,
C      G           D7    G
to the place where He is gone.


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