Once within a Lowly Stable


    Once within a Lowly Stable


    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