Once in Royal David's City is a popular Christmas Carol. It was origionally a poem, written by Cecil Frances Alexander and published in 1848. It was put to music in 1849. This song has a lyric page at Once in Royal David's City/Lyrics. Retrieved from "https://christmas.fandom.com/wiki/Once_in_Royal_David%27s_City?oldid=3842" Categories: Christmas Carols Add category Cancel Save Community content is available under CC-BY-SA unless otherwise noted.