Oh, Come, Little Children

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1 O come, little children, O come, one and all,
O come to the manger in Bethlehem’s stall
And see what the Father in heaven so true
Has done to prepare a bright Christmas for you.

2 Behold, in the manger, that strange little bed,
A Child, sweet and gentle, is resting His head,
A Babe, clad in garments so pure and so white,
And fairer by far than the angels of light.

3 On hay and on straw in the manger He lies;
Both Mary and Joseph, with fond, loving eyes,
Are gazing upon Him, and shepherds draw near,
And jubilant angels from heaven appear.

4 O kneel with the shepherds in worshipful prayer
And join the dear angels who also are there;
Sing glory to God in the heavens above,
And thank Him for Jesus, the gift of His love.

5 O dearest, O sweetest, O wonderful Child,
So pure and so holy, so good and so mild;
For us poor and weak in the manger hast lain,
And also for us like a lamb Thou wast slain.

6 Receive then our hearts, which we offer to Thee,
And keep them from sin and from wickedness free;
O render them holy and blessed like Thine,
Thou Son of the Highest, Thou Infant divine.

Source: American Lutheran Hymnal #615

Author: Christoph von Schmid

Christoph von Schmid (15 August 1768 Dinkelsbühl, Bavaria - 3 September 1854 Augsburg) was a writer of children's stories and an educator. NN Go to person page >

Translator: Herman H. Brueckner

Herman Henry Maurice Brueckner (Herman Brückner) was born on March 11, 1866, Grundy County, Iowa (birth name: Herman Heinrich Moritz). He pastored churches in Illinois, Michigan, Kentucky, and Wisconsin. He received his Bachelor of Arts degree from Iowa State University in 1917 and later joined the faculty of Hebron College in Nebraska. He died on January 25, 1942, in Hebron, Nebraska. NN, Hymnary Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: O come, little children, O come, one and all (Brueckner)
Title: Oh, Come, Little Children
German Title: Ihr Kinderlein, kommet, o kommet doch all!
Translator: Herman H. Brueckner (1916)
Author: Christoph von Schmid
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain



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