There Within a Stable
The SSAA version contains the accompaniment as originally written, and as it appears in the cantata. The Solo version has an accompaniment that was revised to better suit a solo presentation.
This song is part of the “In Him We Live” cantata.
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It might have been a traveler’s inn, sheltered from the cold
It might have been a palace hung with tapestries of gold
It might have been a mansion, more fit to greet our Lord
But there within a stable, the Son of God was born
His mother might have been a queen, robed in royal red
Adorned with gems and finest silk, a crown upon her head
Of high and noble station, of wealth beyond compare
But Christ was born of Mary, maiden most pure and fair
She might have placed him in a bed of linen soft and white
But in a lowly manger she laid her Child that night
No herald’s trump was sounded
Nor shout of praise was heard
To welcome at his coming The Hope of all the world
No cradle for the King of kings, nor ruler’s lofty hall
Mere music born on angel wings, and starlight in a stall
The Lord of heaven laid aside his glory from above
And came to us a baby, to win the world with love.
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Oh I can’t wait to sing this for Christmas this year! Thank you 😊