Songs & Hymns

See Him Lying on a Bed of Straw

(General, Praise, Gathering)
This lively Christmas carol is set to a tune from the Caribbean. It has some lovely images in it, the draughty stable and the silver stars being just two of them.

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See him lying on a bed of straw,
A draughty stable with an open door;
Mary cradling the babe she bore - 
The Prince of glory is his name.
O now carry me to Bethlehem,
To see the Lord of love again;
Just as poor as was the stable then,
The Prince of glory when he came!

Star of silver, sweep across the skies,
Show where Jesus in the manger lies;
Shepherds, swiftly from your stupor rise
To see the Saviour of the world!
O now carry me to Bethlehem,
To see the Lord of love again;
Just as poor as was the stable then,
The Prince of glory when he came!

Angels, sing again the song you sang,
Sing the glory of God's gracious plan;
Sing that Bethlehem's little baby can
Be the Saviour of us all.
O now carry me to Bethlehem,
To see the Lord of love again;
Just as poor as was the stable then,
The Prince of glory when he came!

Mine are riches, from your poverty,
From your innocence eternity;
Mine forgiveness by your death for me,
Child of sorrow for my joy.
O now carry me to Bethlehem,
To see the Lord of love again;
Just as poor as was the stable then,
The Prince of glory when he came!

Words and music:  © Mrs B Perry / Jubilate Hymns Music arrangement: © David Iliff / Jubilate Hymns, 4 Thorne Park Road, Torquay TQ2 6RX  www.jubilate.co.uk. This song may be photocopied under the terms of the CCLE Music Reproduction Licence. CCLI Song No. 626892. please include all items copied in your annual report, quoting 'Worship Workshop'.

Music produced and mixed by Nic Rowley at Vandborg Studios. Backing tracks arranged, performed and recorded by Nic Rowley, Jane Carr, James Welch and Katie Chatburn.  Recording engineer James Welch at Masterlink Productions.

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