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Christ was once a little baby

Christ was once a little baby

: Lavinia B. Brauff
Tune: [Christ was once a little baby]
Published in 4 hymnals

Printable scores: PDF, Noteworthy Composer
Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 Christ was once a little baby
Just like you and me:
Born in Bethl’hem of Judea,
Far across the sea;
No room for the little Jesus,
Could be found on earth:
And a stable dark and dreary
Was His place of birth.

2 Day by day the little Jesus
Grew like you and me:
Learned to lisp a pray’r to heaven
At His mother’s knee;
He was poor, but very happy,
Happy in God’s love:
List’ning to His gentle guidance
Coming from above.

3 This is still the same dear Jesus
Of whose birth we sing:
O! ‘tis sweet to tell the story
Of our new-born King,
Who was once a little baby
Just like you and me:
Born in Bethl’hem of Judea
Far across the sea.

Source: Uplifted Voices: a 20th century hymn book for sunday-schools and devotional meetings #165

: Lavinia B. Brauff

Lavinia E. Brauff was born in Pittsburgh 12 October, 1851. She was blind from infnacy. She was educated at the School for the Blind in Philadelphia. Her first hymn was published in 1894 to the music of H. P. Danks. Dianne Shapiro, from "The Singers and Their Songs: sketches of living gospel hymn writers" by Charles Hutchinson Gabriel (Chicago: The Rodeheaver Company, 1916) Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Christ was once a little baby
: Lavinia B. Brauff



Instances (1 - 1 of 1)

The Cyber Hymnal #11279

Include 3 pre-1979 instances
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