A Manger Filled With Love

 
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LyricsAbout the song…
The shadows fell o’er Bethlehem,
And o’er the waiting world
And darkness gathered ’round
The shepherds biding in the fields
When in a moment song and splendor
Rent the skies above
And the night was filled with wonders
And a manger was filled with Love

Ah, that I had seen the shepherds
Come to seek the Lamb
And looked with them on Jesus’ face,
And touched the infant hands
And felt with them the Father’s peace
Descending from above
When their hearts were filled with wonder
At a manger filled with Love

I need not see the Holy Child
To know him for my King
I need not hear the voice of
Heaven’s host re-echoing
For I have heard the Spirit’s witness
Whispered from above
And my heart is filled with wonder
At a manger filled with Love

A voice as pure as angel-song
Has spoken from above
And my heart is filled with wonder
At a manger filled with Love

“And this shall be a sign unto you; Ye shall find the babe wrapped in swaddling clothes, lying in a manger.”
Luke 2:12
Have you ever noticed how few words rhyme with “love?” Because of this unfortunate state of the English language, I had to make a hard choice–either abandon the concept I wanted to use for my 1997 “Christmas Card Carol” or write yet another song using the old above/love rhyme. As you might expect, I went with the rhyme.

Church Music Submission: Relief Society division–Award of Merit 2003 (SSA)

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Vocals by Allyse Smith Taylor, Accompaniment Track

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Cello: Ramona McConkie
Vocals by Sarah Crowther, Accompaniment Track

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Violin by Sarah Crowther

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Vocals by Allyse Smith Taylor

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  2 Responses to “A Manger Filled With Love”

  1.  

    Thanks for always offering your music for free. We love your music and enjoy the spirit we feel every time we sing it in our choir!

  2.  

    Aloha Sally Deford!

    Beautiful music as always. Thank you. We are going to sing “A manger Filled with Love” at our annual Christmas concert.
    I direct a children’s choir of about 80 singers. We are grateful to you sharing your talents with the world. My choir does your music at our Christmas concerts.
    Our choir’s name is the Ko’olauloa Children’s Chorus and we are in residence at the Brigham Young University Hawaii Campus. All the singers are members of the church although we have a non member join us now and then. WE are open to all singers but it just so happens most people around our community are members of the church!

    Love and Mahalo,

    Esther Macy/Choral Director

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