Hymn:See Him Lying On A Bed Of Straw
Tune:Calypso Carol
Words:Michael Perry (1942-96)
Music:Michael Perry (1942-96)
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Verse 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. 
 
Chorus
O now carry me to Bethlehem, 
To see the Lord appear to men; 
Just as poor as was the stable then, 
The Prince of glory when he came! 
 
Verse 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! 
 
Chorus
O now carry me to Bethlehem, 
To see the Lord appear to men; 
Just as poor as was the stable then, 
The Prince of glory when he came! 
 
Verse 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. 
 
Chorus
O now carry me to Bethlehem, 
To see the Lord appear to men; 
Just as poor as was the stable then, 
The Prince of glory when he came! 
 
Verse 4
Mine are riches, from your poverty, 
From your innocence eternity; 
Mine forgiveness by your death for me, 
Child of sorrow for my joy. 
 
Chorus
O now carry me to Bethlehem, 
To see the Lord appear to men; 
Just as poor as was the stable then, 
The Prince of glory when he came! 

Key:

Verse 1
D                  G 
See him lying on a bed of straw, 
  A7                      D    Aaug5 
A draughty stable with an open door; 
D                 G 
Mary cradling the babe she bore 
    A7                     D     D7 
The Prince of glory is his name. 
 
Chorus
G                 D     Bm 
O now carry me to Bethlehem, 
   Em      A7     D       Aaug5 
To see the Lord appear to men; 
D       B7              Em 
Just as poor as was the stable then, 
    A7                      D 
The Prince of glory when he came! 
 
Verse 2
D                      G 
Star of silver, sweep across the skies, 
A7                      D      Aaug5 
Show where Jesus in the manger lies; 
D                            G 
Shepherds, swiftly from your stupor rise 
   A7                     D      D7 
To see the Saviour of the world! 
 
Chorus
G                 D     Bm 
O now carry me to Bethlehem, 
   Em      A7     D       Aaug5 
To see the Lord appear to men; 
D       B7              Em 
Just as poor as was the stable then, 
    A7                      D 
The Prince of glory when he came! 
 
Verse 3
D                      G 
Angels, sing again the song you sang, 
A7                      D        Aaug5 
Sing the glory of God's gracious plan; 
D                           G 
Sing that Bethl'em's little baby can 
A7                   D      D7 
Be the Saviour of us all. 
 
Chorus
G                 D     Bm 
O now carry me to Bethlehem, 
   Em      A7     D       Aaug5 
To see the Lord appear to men; 
D       B7              Em 
Just as poor as was the stable then, 
    A7                      D 
The Prince of glory when he came! 
 
Verse 4
D                          G 
Mine are riches, from your poverty, 
A7                   D    Aaug5 
From your innocence eternity; 
D                        G 
Mine forgiveness by your death for me, 
A7                     D      D7 
Child of sorrow for my joy. 
 
Chorus
G                 D     Bm 
O now carry me to Bethlehem, 
   Em      A7     D       Aaug5 
To see the Lord appear to men; 
D       B7              Em 
Just as poor as was the stable then, 
    A7                      D 
The Prince of glory when he came! 
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