Come, come, come to the manger (Come to the manger)


Come, come, come to the manger,
Children, come to the children’s King;
Sing, sing, chorus of angels,
Star of morning, o’er Bethlehem sing.

He lies ‘mid the beasts of the stall,
Who is Maker and Lord of us all;
The wintry wind blows cold and dreary,
See, He weeps, the world is weary,
Lord, have pity and mercy on me! Refrain

He leaves all His glory behind,
To be born and to die for mankind;
With grateful beasts His cradle chooses,
Thankless man His love refuses,
Lord, have pity and mercy on me! Refrain

To the manger of Bethlehem come,
To the Saviour Emmanuel’s home;
The heav’nly hosts above are singing,
Set the Christmas bells a-ringing,
Lord, have pity and mercy on me! Refrain


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A recording of this hymn is available on Richard Irwin's album - "From Advent to Epiphany Volume 2" which can be found on AmazonGoogle Play, iTunesSpotify. Click Here to Download



  • Album: From Advent to Epiphany Volume 2
  • Tune: Come to the manger
  • Meter: Irregular and Refrain
  • Style: Carol
  • Composer: Unknown Traditional melody originally adapted by arranger: S P Waddington
  • Arranger: Richard Irwin
  • Lyricist: Unknown
  • Church Year: Christmas
  • Music and Lyrics Copyright Public Domain
  • Performance Copyright ℗ 2016 Richard M S Irwin, Certain rights reserved.

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