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  • Once in Royal David's City

    Once in Royal David's City ist ein Weihnachtsgedicht (Christmas Poem) von Cecil Frances Alexander, das 1848 in dem Buch 'Hymns for little Children' von Cecil Humphreys veröffentlicht wurde.

    Das Weihnachtsgedicht wurde zu einem der bekanntesten englischen Weihnachtslieder (Christmas Carols) vertont, siehe Once in Royal David's City (Weihnachtslied).

    Cecil Frances Alexander (1818 bis 1895) war eine anglo-irische Dichterin, die u.a. All Things Bright and Beautiful verfasst hat.

    Text: Once in Royal David's City

    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 Savior Holy.

    And through all His wondrous childhood

    He would honor and obey,

    Love and watch the lowly Maiden,

    In whose gentle arms He lay:

    Christian children all must be

    Mild, obedient, good as He.

    For He is our childhood's pattern;

    Day by day, like us He grew;

    He was little, weak and helpless,

    Tears and smiles like us He knew;

    And He feeleth for our sadness,

    And He shareth in our gladness.

    And our eyes at last shall see Him,

    Through His own redeeming love;

    For that Child so dear and gentle

    Is our Lord in heaven above,

    And He leads His children on

    To the place where He is gone.

    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.

    Once in Royal David's City lesen

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