Come to the manger …

Jesus Resting on a Manger

“Come To The Manger” is a Christmas song written by my dear friend, colleague, mentor and first piano teacher the Reverend Doctor Lois Ruth Bartel. Over the years I sang her song at quite a few Christmas Eve Candlelight Services at our church, both accompanied by various wonderful pianists and once, terrifyingly, a cappella when our musician couldn’t make it through the snowstorm! It’s haunting melody and message fill me still with the wonder, mystery and magic of this sacred time. I share it with you this Christmas morn, before the sun even rises on a brand new day, hoping it finds your heart as open and filled with love as mine is for you … ❤️

Come, come to the manger
See the sweet infant there,
See the beautiful lady
Watch with loving care.

Come, come with the humble
Hear the choirs above,
There, yes there in the manger
Is found the only true love.

Have you searched and searched the world around
And never found true peace?
The come, come, come to the manger
Or your search will never cease.

Where, where is that manger?
Where, oh where do you start?
You can find it your own way:
Just say a prayer with your heart.

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