Sunday, December 6, 2009

He made a way in a manger

This is one of my favourite Christmas songs.

It's called "He made a way in a manger" by Lee Black and Steve Merkel, recorded by Candi Pearson Shelton on the album Shout Praises! Kids Christmas.

I hope you enjoy my interpretation of this beautiful song into Auslan.

Longing for a Saviour
A hopeless world would wait
Sin demanded justice
At a price we could not pay
But God displayed His mercy
The greatest gift of love
When we could not reach heaven
Heaven came to us

He made a way in a manger
A way through the Son
Messiah the promised
Before time had begun
For God so loved this world
Though He knew what love would cost
He made a way in a manger
To make a way to the cross

In Bethlehem a stable
Became a throne of grace
As God himself our Saviour
Drew near to take our place
His mother smiled in wonder
And shepherds stood in awe
The sacrifice of heaven
Lay sleeping in the straw

He is the life that died our death
The precious Lord Jesus
Laid down his sweet head

Away in a manger, no crib for His bed
The little Lord Jesus laid down His sweet head
The stars in the sky looked down where He lay
The little Lord Jesus, asleep on the hay


  1. I thoroughly enjoyed it Renee - what a beautiful song!

  2. Beautiful Renee...Just beautiful!

  3. That was so beautiful, Renee! What an amazing song. And personally, I think sign language is the most beautiful language in the world. You have a great gift in having learned it. Thanks for sharing the song and your interpretation!

  4. Awesome Renee. Thank you for putting that on. I have never heard that song it is really beautiful. Jessica is signing Away in a Manger on Christmas day I will get her to watch this. I really love watching you sign. The true meaning comes out so well and clear.