Once in Royal David’s City

First line: Once in royal David’s city

Original language: English

Words: Cecil Frances Alexander
Music: Henry J. Gauntlett


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1. Once in royal David’s cityStood a lowly cattle shed,Where a mother laid her babyIn a manger for his bed:Mary was that mother mild,Jesus Christ her little child.
2. He came down to earth from heaven,Who is God and Lord of all,And his shelter was a stable,And his cradle was a stall;With the poor, and mean, and lowly,Lived on earth our Savior holy.
3. And our eyes at last shall see him,Through his own redeeming love;For that child so dear and gentleIs our Lord in heav’n above,And he leads his children onTo the place where he is gone.

These charts show the use of this song in English hymnbooks and other collections published by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. If a song appears in multiple editions of the same hymnbook, it is only counted once. [undetermined] means that tune information has not yet been entered in.

Tunes that have appeared with this song in English

Appearances of this song over time in English

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Once in Royal David’s City

, Jan 2011

Adapt.: Anna M. Molgard

Arr.: Rachel P. Mohlman

Contributor: Rachel P. Mohlman; Anna M. Molgard

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Artist: Utah Valley Institute Singers; Unknown (solo); Ryan Eggett (director); Unknown (piano); Unknown (organ)

Arr.: Katherine Wright

Once in Royal David’s City

, Dec 2017

Adapt.: Anna M. Molgard

Arr.: Rachel P. Mohlman

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Our Savior Holy

, Jan 2013

Contributor: Fen Frehner

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Arr.: Jan Atkinson

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