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In a Manger Bed

Herein is love, not that we loved God, but that he loved us, and sent his Son…

John 4:10 (KJV)

About the Song

This is a fairly easy choral, with a couple of tricky entrances. Finding pitches at measures 36 and 48 will require some repetition.

A simple bell part is included in small notes on the vocal line. Use any clean bells or organ chimes, preferably an octave higher than written. The bell parts is reminiscent of the Luther “Away In a Manger” melody.

The “choir” in the recording consists of 10 voices, all recorded separately and mixed together (somewhat successfully) through the wonder of technology. I think I won’t do many more of these “virtual choirs”. I have no software that automates the process, so it took too much work and waaaaay too much time.

There is no solo score, so if you want to sing it solo just follow the treble line throughout.

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Recording featuring vocals by a virtual choir:

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Lyrics

Still, still
Hushed and still
Bethlehem is dreaming
As a virgin lays her child in a manger bed
Still beneath the starry skies
Shepherds with their flocks abide
And a newborn Savior lies in a manger bed

Still, still
Calm and still
Heaven’s star is gleaming
Leading to the Light that shines in a manger bed
Still and bright o’er Bethlehem
It guides the wise of every land
To the Babe in swaddling bands, in a manger bed

Sing, sing
Awake and sing
Choirs of herald angels
Carols to creation’s King in a manger bed
Sing, for God who loves us well
Sends His Son on earth to dwell
God with us, Emmanuel, in a manger bed

Love, Love
Here is Love
Love to heal the nations
Love to fill our longing hearts in a mager bed
Love to comfort all who mourn
Holy Love so newly born
Christ our Savior, Christ our Lord in a manger bed

Love, Love
Here is Love in a manger bed

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