Monday, December 18, 2017

ONCE IN ROYAL DAVID'S CITY by HENRY JOHN GAUNTLETT: LYRICS & CHORDS

INTRO: F - C - C7 - F - Bb - C - F - F - C7 – F
 
VERSE 1:
 
F       C7 F      C              F        Dm F       Bb C F
Once in  royal David's city, stood a lowly cattle shed,
 
         C7 F          G7       C7 F   Dm F         Bb C    F
where a mother laid her baby in a manger for His bed.
 
Bb     F           Csus4 C   F      Bb      F              Bb C F
Mary was that mo - ther mild, Jesus Christ her little child.
 
 
VERSE 2:
 
F   C7     F            C                     F         Dm   F           Bb C    F
He came down to earth from heaven, Who is God and Lord of all,
 
       C7  F          G7     C7  F     Dm      F        Bb   C F
And His shelter was a stable, and His cradle was a stall;
 
Bb    F            Csus4  C         F        Bb         F             Bb  C  F
With the poor and meek and lowly, lived on earth our Savior holy.
 
 
VERSE 3:
 
F     C7         F         C                      F       Dm F       Bb C         F
And through all His wondrous childhood, he would honor and obey,
 
         C7  F         G7 C7 F              Dm         F   Bb   C           F
Love and watch the lowly mother, in whose gentle arms He lay.
 
Bb    F          Csus4 C           F   Bb     F             Bb    C   F
Christian children all should be, mild, obedient, good as He.
 
 
VERSE 4:
 
F     C7  F           C                   F      Dm F          Bb   C               F
And our eyes at last shall see Him, through his own redeeming love.
 
       C7  F      G7        C7         F   Dm    F          Bb      C  F
For that child so dear and gentle, is our Lord in heaven above;
 
Bb     F             Csus4 C    F    Bb     F                  Bb C F
And He leads His children on, to the place where he is gone.
 
 
VERSE 5:
 
F       C7 F      C              F        Dm F       Bb C F
Not in that poor lowly stable, with the oxen standing by,
 
       C7  F      G7        C7         F   Dm    F          Bb      C  F
We shall see Him, but in heaven, set at God's right hand on high;
 
Bb      F            Csus4  C         F        Bb         F             Bb  C  F
When like stars His children crowned, all in while shall wait around.
 
 
 

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