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Once In Royal David's City

for SATB Chorus, Flute, Piano, and Cello (optional)


Cecil Frances Alexander, 18181895 Henry J. Gauntlett, 18051876
arr. STEVEN SMITH
Sweetly (qca.116)
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Once in roy - al Da - vid's cit - y

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2 ONCE IN ROYAL DAVID'S CITY / ARR. SMITH

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Stood a low - ly cat - tle shed, Where a moth - er

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laid her ba - by In a man - ger for his bed:


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ONCE IN ROYAL DAVID'S CITY / ARR. SMITH 3

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Ma - ry was that moth - er mild, Je - sus Christ her
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lit - tle child.

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He came down to

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earth from heav - en, Who is God and Lord of all,

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ONCE IN ROYAL DAVID'S CITY / ARR. SMITH 5

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And his shel - ter was a sta - ble, And his cra - dle

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was a stall; With the poor, and mean, and low - ly,

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Lived on earth our Sav - ior ho - ly.

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ONCE IN ROYAL DAVID'S CITY / ARR. SMITH 7

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And our eyes at last shall see him, Through his own re -
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deem - ing love; For that child so dear and gen - tle

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Is our Lord in heav'n a - bove, And he leads his

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10 ONCE IN ROYAL DAVID'S CITY / ARR. SMITH

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chil - dren on To the place where he is gone.

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ONCE IN ROYAL DAVID'S CITY / ARR. SMITH 11

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Ma - ry was that moth - er mild, Je - sus Christ her

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