Do You Hear the Children Crying?

Do you hear the children crying

Author: C. C. Rollitt
Tune: [Do you hear the children crying]
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1 Do you hear the children crying
In the night,
In the night?
Of deep heathen darkness, sighing
For the light,
For the light.
How their little hands they lift
To receive the priceless gift
That the Christ-child brings to bless them.
With His love and life and light.

2 Do you hear the children singing
In the light,
In the light?
Far and near their off’rings bringing,
Shining bright,
Shining bright.
To the Christ-child’s feet they bear
Loving hearts and off’rings rare,
That the little ones in darkness
Far away may see the light.

3 How the alleluias swelling
On the air,
On the air,
Speak the glad news they are telling
To the little lifted hands
Comes the gift, in far-off lands,
For the loving Christ-child, list’ning,
Hears the little children’s prayer.


Source: The Junior Hymnal, Containing Sunday School and Luther League Liturgy and Hymns for the Sunday School #200

Author: C. C. Rollitt

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First Line: Do you hear the children crying
Title: Do You Hear the Children Crying?
Author: C. C. Rollitt
Language: English
Publication Date: 1947
Copyright: This text may still be under copyright because it was published in 1947.
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