Oh, Come, Little Children

Representative Text

1 Oh, come, little children, oh, come, one and all,
to Bethlehem's stable, in Bethlehem's stall,
and see with rejoicing this glorious sight,
Our Father in heaven has sent us this night.

2 Oh, see in the manger, in hallowed light
a star throws its beam on this holiest sight.
In clean swaddling clothes lies the heavenly Child,
more lovely than angels, this Baby so mild.

3 Oh, there lies the Christ Child, on hay and on straw;
the shepherds are kneeling before Him with awe.
And Mary and Joseph smile on Him with love,
While angels are singing sweet songs from above.

Source: Celebrating Grace Hymnal #144

Translator (from German): Melanie Schulte, 1885-1922

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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 >

Text Information

First Line: Oh, come, little children, oh, come, one and all (Schulte)
Title: Oh, Come, Little Children
German Title: Ihr Kinderlein, kommet, o kommet doch all
Author: Christoph von Schmid (1794)
Translator (from German): Melanie Schulte, 1885-1922
Meter: D
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain



Baptist Hymnal 1991 #107
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