Category Archives: Cecil F. Alexander

Once In Royal David’s City

Once in royal David’s city Stood a lowly cattle shed, Where a mother laid her Baby In a manger for His bed: Mary was that mother mild, Jesus Christ her little Child. He came down to earth from Heaven, Who … Continue reading

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He Is Risen! He Is Risen!

One of my favorite Easter hymns, lesser known: He is risen! He is risen! Tell it out with joyful voice: he has burst his three days’ prison; let the whole wide earth rejoice: death is conquered, man is free, Christ … Continue reading

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When Wounded Sore The Stricken Heart

When wounded sore, the stricken heart Lies bleeding and unbound, One only hand, a piercèd hand, Can salve the sinner’s wound. When sorrow swells the laden breast, And tears of anguish flow, One only heart, a broken heart, Can feel … Continue reading

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Saint Patrick’s Breastplate

I bind unto myself today The strong Name of the Trinity, By invocation of the same The Three in One and One in Three. I bind this today to me forever By power of faith, Christ’s incarnation; His baptism in … Continue reading

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