King Size Manger

Album: King Size Manger (2021)
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Songfacts®:

  • This is the title track of Josh Turner's first Christmas album, which introduces four original holiday songs, including three he wrote himself. Turner released "King Size Manger" as the lead single on October 2, 2021.
  • Turner recounts how Jesus' birth was foretold hundreds of years before He entered this world.

    A book was written long ago
    About a man that we all know
    The prophets claimed he would save the world
    Born unto a virgin girl


    And the nativity story.

    There in the hills of Bethlehem
    No one had any room for them
    They knew that child was a real-life changer
    Lying there in a king size manger


    Turner said: "That really kind of tells the story about how there had been so many prophesies of a Messiah coming and being born and so He fulfilled all the prophesies and then some. It obviously made an impact, we set our calendar by it, and it's hope in a hopeless world that God would send his only son for us to set an example and show us a new way. It's about belief, it's about grace, it's about hope, it's about love."
  • Turner wrote the song with his good friend and fellow committed Christian Mark Narmor ("The Answer," "I Serve A Savior").
  • The idea for "King Sized Manger" originated with Turner thinking about how there's different sized mattresses that people sleep on. "When I thought about a king-sized mattress, it got me thinking about Jesus being in a manger, like didn't matter what the actual physical size was like," he said. "It was, you know, the right size for a king."

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