164. The Little Lord Jesus

1 A baby once slept in a manger,
A mother sat close by His side;
This babe was the Little Lord Jesus
Who for our sins suffered and died.

Jesus, Jesus,
Born this blessed morning,
Hail Him! hail Him!
On this Christmas day.

2 Wise men sought this little Lord Jesus
Who lived on the earth long ago,
They came with their beautiful treasures
To Bethlehem’s plain through the snow. [Refrain]

3 Now if we will seek this Lord Jesus
He’ll fill all our hearts with His love;
And gently His spirit will guide us
To beautiful mansions above. [Refrain]

Text Information
First Line: A baby once slept in a manger
Title: The Little Lord Jesus
Author: Lavinia Brauff
Publication Date: 1901
Refrain First Line: Jesus, Jesus, Born this blessed morning
Tune Information
Name: [A baby once slept in a manger]
Composer: Florence W. Williams

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