O Come, Little Children

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English:
1 O come, little children, O come, one and all
To Bethlehem hasten and to the cow's stall.
We'll see what our Father this holiest night
Has sent to his children for joy and delight.

2 O see in his cradle in starlight full bright
See here where now streams from above a great light,
A dear little baby, a heavenly child,
More lovely than angels his smile sweet and mild.

3 See Mary and Joseph a glad vigil keep
Where cradled in hay he lies softly asleep.
In awe see the shepherds who kneel round the King;
On high angel choirs all their glad carols sing.

4 O kneel like the shepherds and like them all pray;
With hands gently holded, to God your thanks say.
Then sing and be merry, who would not rejoice"
And join with the angels your heart and your voice.

German:
1 Ihr Kinderlein, kommet, o kommet doch all!
Zur Krippe her kommet in Bethlehems Stall,
Und seht, was in dieser hochheiligen Nacht
Der Vater im Himmel für Freude uns macht.

2 O seht in der Krippe im nächtlichen Stall,
Seht hier bei des Lichtleins hellglänzendem Strahl,
In reinlichen Windeln das himmlische Kind,
Viel schöner und holder als Engel es sind.



Source: Worship in Song: A Friends Hymnal #86

Translator: K. F. R.

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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 >

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First Line: O come, little children, O come, one and all (KFR)
Title: O Come, Little Children
German Title: Ihr Kinderlein, kommet
Translator: K. F. R.
Author: Christoph von Schmid
Meter: 11.11.11.11
Language: English; German
Publication Date: 1996
Copyright: This text may still be under copyright because it was published in 1996.

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