Who Sang Once in Royal David's City? The Seekers

The Seekers Morningtown Ride to Christmas cover art
Release information
Release Date: 2001
length: 3:15
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 maiden,
In whose gentle arms He lay.
And God's 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 Heav'n above.
And He leads His children on
To the place where He is gone.

CD 1
  • 1 Morningtown Ride (To Christmas)
  • 2 Mary Had a Baby
  • 3 Santa Claus Is Coming to Town
  • 4 Silent Night
  • 5 Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas
  • 6 When a Child Is Born
  • 7 Jingle Bells
  • 8 Once in Royal David's City
  • 9 The Little Drummer Boy
  • 10 There Are No Lights on Our Christmas Tree
  • 11 The First Noël
  • 12 Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer
  • 13 Away in a Manger
  • 14 O Come All Ye Faithful
  • 15 Children Go Where I Send Thee