1 It was in Judah's land
by God's almighty hand
that Jesus Christ was born in a stable:
in a stable,
in a stable,
that Jesus Christ was born in a stable.

2 For by his mother's hand
he was wrapped in swathing band
and in a manger laid in a stable:
in a stable,
in a stable,
and in a manger laid in a stable.

after an Appalachian carol
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