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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

The choral for this one is fairly easy, 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.

For several years this was only a choral. In 2023 a solo score (with violin or viola) was added.

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In a Manger Bed (feat. James Loynes)
In a Manger Bed (Accompaniment Track)
In a Manger Bed (Piano Track)


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Recording featuring vocals by James Loynes:

Accompaniment track:

Piano track:

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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 divine 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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  1. Kelly

    This is the MOST beautiful coral song! What a lovely arrangement. Thank you for sharing your music. It is a blessing!

  2. JuneBarke

    You have composed some absolutely beautiful music – this one is just magical.

  3. dylan richins

    it is very good


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