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Song background:

This is one of many English translations of the original lyrics by Christoph von Schmidt (1768-1854).  Piano accompaniment and parts practice audio files available here.

 

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Nativity

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1. O come, little children, O come, one and all
To Bethlehem haste, to the manger so small.
God’s Son for a gift has been sent you this night
To be your redeemer, your joy and delight.

2. He's born in a stable for you and for me,
Draw near by the bright gleaming starlight to see,
In swaddling clothes lying so meek and so mild,
And purer than angels, the heavenly Child.

3. The hay is His pillow, the manger His bed,
The beasts stand in wonder to gaze on His head.
Yet there where He lieth, so weak and so poor
Come shepherds and wise men to kneel at His door.

4. See Mary and Joseph, with love beaming eyes,
Are gazing upon the straw bed where He lies.
The shepherds are kneeling, with hearts full of love,
While angels sing loud hallelujahs above.

5. Kneel down and adore Him with shepherds today,
Lift up little hands now and praise Him as they;
Rejoice that a Saviour from sin you can boast,
And join in the song of the heavenly host.

6. Now "Glory to God!" sing the angels on high.
And "Peace upon Earth!" heav'nly voices reply.
Then come little children, and join in the day
That gladdened the world on that first Christmas Day.
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