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Oh, Come, Little Children

Representative Text

1 O come, little children; come one and come all,
O come to the manger in Bethlehem's stall,
And see what our Father in heaven above
Has sent to us all on this earth with his love.

2 O see in the manger so meek and so mild,
O see in the soft light the heavenly Child,
In swaddling clothes folded, his beauty more sweet
Than angels, whose voices his lowly birth greet.

3 His bed, little children, a manger with hay;
His Mother and Joseph in ecstasy pray,
The shepherds in wonder their glad worship bring,
While chorus of angels sweet Glorias sing.

Source: Glory and Praise (3rd. ed.) #248

Translator (from German): Melanie Schute

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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 >

Translator: Melanie Schute

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Text Information

First Line: Oh, come, little children, oh, come, one and all (Schute)
Title: Oh, Come, Little Children
German Title: Ihr Kinderlein, kommet, o kommet doch all
Author: Christoph von Schmid (1794)
Translator: Melanie Schute (alt.)
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain



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Baptist Hymnal 1991 #107

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Baptist Hymnal 2008 #195

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Breaking Bread (Vol. 39) #90

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Celebrating Grace Hymnal #144


Glory and Praise (3rd. ed.) #248


Journeysongs (2nd ed.) #357


Journeysongs (3rd ed.) #322


One in Faith #399


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