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Saturday, December 22, 2007

Manger Throne

What kind of king would leave His throne,
In heaven to make this Earth His home,
While men seek fame and great renown,
In lowliness, our King comes down.

You left the sound of angel's praise,
To come for men with unkind ways,
And by this baby's helplessness,
The power of nations is laid to rest

What kind of king would come so small,
From glory to a humble stall,
That dirty manger is my heart too,
I'll make it a royal throne for You

Jesus, Jesus precious one,
How we thank you that you've come
Jesus, Jesus, precious one,
A manger heart is a throne,
For God's own son

This song was written by Julie Miller and appears on an old CD of hers - not even a Christmas CD. Our kids sang it last year for the Christmas Eve service at church and so I was able to impose one of my favorites on everyone else around! It is especially lovely with kids singing it. There is a Third Day version that Julie sings on, but it is a let down compared to the original.


Mike said...

Manger Throne is so rich when Julie Miller does it.

Doug Kyle said...

Memories... btw, I thought your kids were coming back to sing again this year at our Christmas Eve service ...hmmm... Can I book you for next year?

Jennifer said...

Karen, I missed your post about this! The boys sang this in the kids choir (with the regular Choir accompanying them) at church on Christmas Eve. I posted a video on my blog. It's such a beautiful song and the cd always makes me teary eyed.

wishing you and yours a happy New Year!!