Who Is He In Yonder Stall

Who is He in yonder stall, 
At whose feet the shepherds fall?
Who is He in deep distress,
Fasting in the wilderness?

Who is He the people bless
For His words of gentleness?
Who is He to whom they bring
All the sick and sorrowing?

Who is He that stands and weeps
At the grave where Lazarus sleeps?
Who is He the gathering throng
Greet with loud triumphant song?

Lo! at midnight, who is He
Prays in dark Gethsemane?
Who is He on yonder tree,
Dies in grief and agony?

Who is He that from the grave
Comes to heal and help and save?
Who is He that from His throne
Rules through all the world alone?

'Tis the Lord! O wondrous story!
'Tis the Lord! the King of glory!
At His feet we humbly fall,
Crown Him! crown Him Lord of all!
- Benjamin Russel Hanby - 

{ picture of the manger scene drawn by my son }

Lift up your heads, O ye gates;
even lift them up, ye everlasting doors;
and the King of glory shall come in.
Who is this King of glory?
The LORD of hosts, he is the King of glory. 
- Psalm 24:9, 10 -

Have a blessed Lord's Day, lovelies!


Cranberry Morning said...

Thank you for that beautiful post, Stephanie! I have never heard that before. A great message to ponder.

Roberta said...

Hello my friend,
this is the real Christmas atmosphere!!

Marta said...

Hello from Spain: I adore Christmas. Nice pictures about Christmas. Very inspiring words. Keep in touch

Debbie Harris said...

This was just beautiful, Stephanie.
I too have never heard of this before. I will hide these words in my heart and ponder on them, especially as Christmas nears closer and closer.
Your nativity's were all so lovely. They jogged my memory to that days they were given to you.
You always have such a beautiful way of photographing things.
Have a beautiful day!
Love you

Kelly-Anne @ Beautiful Girlhood said...

These words are such treasures! ...uplifting and glorious! Thank you, dear Stephanie! And your photographs are so sweet, too! How beautifully you have decorated for Christmas - I love stopping by to see:). Praying you had a wonderful Sunday!

Ceil said...

Hi Stephanie! It's the third week of Advent, and it's 'Joyful Sunday'. Just like this post! Such a peaceful and hopeful song to put to your images. (You are really good at that!!)
Blessings to you and yours :)

Things and Thoughts said...

Authentic, wise words... Thank you for reminding us the real meanining of Christmas!
Enjoy the new week dear Stephanie!

donna said...

So sweet. Thank you so much.
Merry Christmas

Miss Val's Creations said...

Beautiful post! I love the scene your son drew. Adorable. :)

mamasmercantile said...

A truly beautiful post.

Simply Linda said...

Beautiful. Thanks for sharing.

Sola Scriptura said...

Such a beautiful post. I send you warm Christmas wishes.

Bethany Carson said...

Lovely hymn!

silverfeather said...

I love this song...the words remind us of why Jesus came. Such pretty pictures too... thank you Stephanie, for this special post!

Vicky Hunt said...

So beautiful Stephanie. I have never heard this before. I love all your manger scene ornaments. The one your son drew is just precious. You will cherich that one always. Prayers for a lovely week my friend.

Hugs, Vicky

magnoliasntea said...

I'm so glad you posted this song Stephanie. I'd never heard it before, but now I can't stop listening to it. Beautiful! :) I like this version: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1sFsmzVeAbo

Maureen @ Josephina Ballerina said...

Hi Stephanie!
I must say, I've never heard this one, either. But gonna youtube it right quick!
xo, m & jb

Deborah Montgomery said...

Beautiful. I love your son's drawing. Something about a child's interpretation of events that is especially poignant and endearing.

Sylvia said...

Beautiful post,Stephanie, and your son is a good little artist!

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

It's for Him that we need to stop and wonder. All the rest is fun, but HE truly is the King. Oh Stephanie, HELLO! Anita

J said...

I came back here to read this a second time. Very beautiful. Exceptionally so.

Conniecrafter said...

Precious post, I will have to say I enjoyed all the nativity's but when I scrolled to see your sons I can just see you over the years bringing that out and the big smile you will have on your face, what a treasure :)

Debbie said...

so very beautiful!!!!!

Maria said...

Beautiful post and photos! Thank you for sharing the true meaning of Christmas, hugs!:-)

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