1 In a stable, in a manger,
lies a baby our true saviour:
hear the carol that we sing you,
and the tidings that we bring you.

There's a light in the heavens this morning
and a song for the angels to sing;
in a stable, in a manger,
lies a baby - our true saviour.

2 There the virgin mother Mary
tends her infant oh so gently;
and the beauty of the God-head
shines around him her beloved

3 Let the mighty faint and tremble
at the triumph of the humble;
and the guilty leave their sighing
where the sinner's hope is lying.

Michael Perry (1942 - 1996)
© Mrs B Perry/Jubilate Hymns
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