Come Hither, Ye Children

Representative Text

1 Come with me, ye children, O come one and all,
To Bethlehem hasten, in manger so small,
God's Son for a gift has been sent you this night
to be your Redeemer, your joy and delight.

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

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


Source: Revival Hymns and Choruses #144

Author: Christoph von Schmid

Johann Christoph von Schmidt DT Germany 1768-1854. Born at Dinkelsbuhl, Bavaria, Germany, the oldest of nine children and son of a civil servant who worked for the Teutonic Order, he received private lessons in the monastery and attended Catholic Latin school for two years, then attended the Dillingen high school, afterward tutoring for a wealthy family. He enrolled in the Episcopal University in Dillingen and studied philosphy for two years, then theology for four years. He was ordained a Roman Catholic priest in 1791. He served as parish vicar in Nassenbeuren, then chaplain at Seeg. In 1796, when he was placed as the head of a large school in Thannhausen, where he taught for many years. From 1816-1826 he was parish priest at Obersta… Go to person page >

Translator: Anonymous

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Text Information

First Line: Come hither, ye children, O come one and all
Title: Come Hither, Ye Children
German Title: Ihr Kinderlein, kommet, o kommet doch all!
Author: Christoph von Schmid
Translator: Anonymous
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain



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