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Once within a Lowly Stable
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Once within a Lowly Stable

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1. Once within a lowly stable,

Where the sheep and oxen lay,

A loving mother laid her baby

In a manger filled with hay.

Mary was the mother there,

And the Christ that baby fair.

2. God sent us this loving baby

From his home in heav’n above,

And he came down to show all people

How to help and how to love.

This is why the angels bright

Sang for joy that Christmas night.

Words and music: Patty Smith Hill, 1868–1946, and Mildred Hill

Luke 2:7, 12–14