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Voicing/Instrumentation: SA, SAB, SAT, SATB, Duet

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Related song categories are:
Savior/Jesus Christ

Comments for this piece:
From Susan Henry: So beautiful! Thank you for sharing this amazing song!
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From Heather R.: Our ward choir sang this for our Christmas program. It is a beautiful song! The tenor part is crucial in carrying out and resolving the minor key, and the soprano part does get high at the end, but we thoroughly enjoyed singing this piece.
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More about Martin Green:
Choral and Vocal Music teacher at the College level since 1973. He retired from Citrus College in Glendora CA in 2017. He won 1st place in the Welsh Eisteddfod Piano Competition in 1964 and has a bachelor's degree in Music Education and a master's degree in Choral Conducting from BYU and Cal State Fullerton. He has also published other pieces with Jackman Music.
Song background:

The true symbol of Christmas is the Christ child born in a cold, lonely manger who would become the Lord of life and love.

This may be sung as SATB, SAB, or SA for a variety of voices.

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Lyrics: Only a manger cold and bare, Only a maiden mild. Only some shepherds kneeling there watching a little child.
And yet that maiden's arms enfold the King of Heaven above. And in the Christ child we behold the Lord of life and love.
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