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See him lying on a bed of straw

Michael Perry

Calypso Carol
Our most popular Jubilate Christmas song over the years now comes complete with a wonderful new recording - see the resources column to the right. Featuring Noel Robinson, this exuberant arrangement brings fresh energy and life to a Jubilate classic. The LEAD SHEET reflects the arrangement in the new recording.
(free to copy and use with a current OneLicense or CCLI licence)
1 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.
2 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...
3 Angels, sing again the song you sang,
sing the glory of God's gracious plan;
Sing that Bethl'em's little baby can
be the saviour of us all.
   O now carry me...
4 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...
Michael Perry (1942 - 1996)
© Mrs B Perry/Jubilate Hymns
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