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Come Hither, Ye Children

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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

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: Anonymous

In some hymnals, the editors noted that a hymn's author is unknown to them, and so this artificial "person" entry is used to reflect that fact. Obviously, the hymns attributed to "Author Unknown" "Unknown" or "Anonymous" could have been written by many people over a span of many centuries. Go to person page >

Text Information

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



The Cyber Hymnal #861
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