Who Sang Once In Royal David's City? Alfred Deller & Deller Consort

Release information
Release Date: 1991
length: 2:38
Some other versions of "Once In Royal David's City"

Lyrics
ONCE IN ROYAL DAVID'S CITY
Stood a lowly cattle-shed,
Where a mother laid her Baby,

In a manger for His bed,
Mary was that mother mild,
Jesus Christ her little child.

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 Saviour holy.

And through all His wondrous childhood
He would honour and obey,
Love and watch the lowly mother,
In whose gentle arms He lay.
Christian children all must be
Mild, obedient, good as He.

For He is our childhood's pattern;
Day by day, like us He grew;
He was little, weak, and helpless;
Tears and smiles like us He knew:
And He feeleth for our sadness,
And He shareth in our gladness.

And our eyes at last shall see Him
Through His own redeeming love;
For that Child so dear and gentle,
Is our Lord in heaven above;
And He leads His children on
To the place where He is gone.

Not in that poor, lowly stable,
With the oxen standing by,
We shall see Him - but in heaven,
Set at God's right hand on high;
When like stars His children crowned,
All in white shall wait around.

Tracklist
CD 1
  • 1 Patapan
  • 2 We Three Kings of Orient Are
  • 3 I Saw Three Ships
  • 4 The Coventry Carol
  • 5 It Came Upon The Midnight Clear
  • 6 Good King Wenceslas
  • 7 Once In Royal David's City
  • 8 Rocking
  • 9 The First Nowell
  • 10 God Rest You Merry Gentlemen
  • 11 Wither's Rocking Hymn
  • 12 Silent Night
  • 13 Wassail Song
  • 14 Dormi Jesus
  • 15 Boar's Head Carol
  • 16 Past Three A Clock
  • 17 Lullay My Liking
  • 18 Adam Lay Ybounden
  • 19 Herrick's Carol
  • 20 Angelus ad Virginem
  • 21 The Holly and the Ivy
  • 22 O Little One Sweet
  • 23 Song of the Nuns of Chester
  • 24 Winter Rose
  • 25 In dulci jubilo

  • Release information
    label: Omega Record Group, Inc.
    country(area): United States
    format: CD
    barcode: 9781779477965
    script: Latin