O Come, Little Children

Representative Text

1 O come, little children, O come, one and all.
O come to the cradle in Bethlehem's stall.
Come look in the manger, there sleeps on the hay,
An infant so lovely, in light bright as day.

2 The hay is his pillow, the manger his bed.
The beasts stand in wonder to gaze on his head.
Yet there, in the stable, so humble and poor,
Come shepherds and wise-men to kneel at his door.

3 O bow with the shepherds on low bended knee,
With hearts full of thanks for the gift which you see.
Come, lift up your voices the child to adore.
Sing joy to the world, love and peace evermore.

Source: Singing Our Faith: a hymnal for young Catholics #118

Author: Christoph von Schmid

Christoph von Schmid (15 August 1768 Dinkelsb├╝hl, 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: O come, little children, O come, one and all
Title: O Come, Little Children
Author: Christoph von Schmid
Translator: Anonymous
Source: Trans. unknown
Language: English
Publication Date: 2001
Copyright: This text may still be under copyright because it was published in 2001.


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Singing Our Faith #118

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