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Next song Open Up Them Pearly Gates 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 Saviour Holy And through all His wondrous childhood He would honour and obey Love and watch the lowly maiden In whose gentle arms He lay And God's 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 Heav'n above And He leads His children on To the place where He is gone 73/133, 979 characters