Child In The Manger : Lyrics
Child in the manger, Infant of Mary,
Outcast and Stranger, Lord of all,
Child Who inherits all our transgressions,
All our demerits on Him fall.
Once the most holy Child of salvation
Gently and lowly lived below.
Now as our glorious mighty Redeemer,
See Him victorious o’er each foe.
Prophets foretold Him, Infant of wonder;
Angels behold Him on His throne.
Worthy our Saviour of all our praises;
Happy forever are His own.
- Original lyricist Mary M. Macdonald (1789-1872) in Gaelic. Translated into English by Lachlan Macbean (1853-1931) in the Hymnal Songs and Hymns of the Gael (published Edinburgh, Scotland: 1888). Public Domain.
- The original Gaelic version of this carol can be found here: Leanabh an àigh
- Meter: 55 54 D.
Child In The Manger : Recording
- Tune: Bunessan, a traditional Celtic melody arranged by Richard Mark Stephen Irwin (b. 1955). Public Domain
- Performances ℗ 2020 Richard Irwin Music® All rights reserved. ISRC UKTU21900253
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Author Mary M Macdonald (1789-1872)
Mary M Macdonald (1789-1872) was a Scottish Hymnist. Daughter of a Baptist cleric she was born near Bunessan, on the Isle of Mull, in the Inner Hebrides. Mary lived in the village of Cancan. She wrote both songs and poetry in Gaelic.