The Manger Throne


(Melody by C. Stegall, Lyrics by W. C. Dicks)

1. Like silver lamps on a distant shrine,
The stars are sparkling bright,
The bells of the city of God ring out
For the Son of Mary was born tonight.
The gloom is past, and the morn at last
Is coming with orient light.

2. Never fell melodies half so sweet
As those which fill the skies,
And never a palace shone half so fair,
As the manger bed where our Savior lies.
No night in the year is half so dear,
As this which has ended our sighs.

3. The stars of heaven still shine as at first,
They gleamed on this wonderful night,
The bells of the city of God peal out,
And the angels’ song still rings in the height,
And love still turns where the Godhead burns
Hid in flesh from fleshly sight.

See also

  • Subject: Christmas
  • Meter: 4
  • Source: Folk-Songs and Other Songs for Children, Jane Byrd Radcliffe-Whitehead, Oliver Ditson Company, 1903
  • Song with chords (PDF)
  • MIDI file
  • Listen to the song

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