Child in Manger

Music by Ron Klusmeier
Words by Walter Farquharson
Tune Name: REGINA

Lyrics as Poetry

Child in manger, mother near–
Gentle Joseph, is it clear?
Deep the meaning of this hour;
God draws close with healing power!

Child in manger, stars above–
Shepherds do you sense the love?
Love takes flesh in midst of time,
dares to know the sweat and grime.

Child in manger, frost that’s keen–
Stablehand, what’s in this scene?
That which was familiar ground
now is where our God is found.

Child in manger, blankets worn–
Guests more welcome would you scorn?
Poor are blessed by what God’s done;
new life promised is begun.

Child in manger, cooing bird–
Wise ones can you read this word?
Word of God’s creative power
claims and fills this precious hour.

Child in manger, life around–
Mary, will what’s lost be found?
Life of service has begun;
Cross of love will claim your son.

Child in manger, fire to cheer–
Travelers do you dare come near?
This is love that dares to lose;
This the life that we now choose.

Words by
Walter FarquharsonCopyright © 1976 by Walter Farquharson
Administered by Hope Publishing Company
Carol Stream, Illinois • USA

Audio Sample

One Verse
played on piano by Ron Klusmeier

Scripture References

  • Luke 1:26-33
  • Luke 1:46-55
  • Luke 2:1-20

Season, Theme
or Subject

  • Christmas
  • Christmas Eve
  • Heal, Healing
  • Jesus∶ birth
  • Joseph (father of Jesus)
  • Nativity
  • Service, Serving
  • Shepherds (nativity)
  • Word

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