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Friday, December 09, 2005

Child in the Manger

Romeocat has her Daily Advent Meditation up, based on the lyrics of the carol below. She links to a beautiful and powerful Michael W. Smith musical interpretation of the lyrics, but I still "hear' in my mind's ear the old Gaelic tune BUNESSAN (which you may think of as "Morning Has Broken"). Be sure to read the neditation at Cathouse Chat and listen to the Michael W. Smith interpretation. below are the lyrics and a midi file of the gaelic tune I associate with them.

Child in the Manger

Child in the manger, infant of Mary,
Outcast and Stranger, Lord of us all,
Child Who inherits all our transgressions,
All our demerits upon Him fall.

Once the most holy Child of salvation
Gently and lowly lived here below.
Now as our glorious mighty Redeemer,
See Him victorious over each foe.

Prophets foretold Him, Infant of wonder;
Angels behold Him, King on His throne.
Worthy our Savior of all our praises;
Happy forever are all His own.

Here's a snippet of BUNESSAN in a semi-familiar form: